Another military sex scandal is unfolding – this time at West Point. The New York Times just broke the story that Sgt. Michael McClendon videotaped showering female cadets. He is a staff adviser “responsible for the health, welfare and discipline” of a company of 125 cadets, and was therefore expected to “assist each cadet in balancing and integrating the requirements of physical, military, academic and moral-ethical programs.”
The Times stated that “If proven, the violation of privacy and trust alleged in the filming of female cadets could have a significant negative impact on whether the Army is seen as an inviting career for young women.”
Said an Army spokesperson, “The Army will ensure the military justice system works through to its proper conclusion.”
As we have posted many times recently, the military justice system seems to be part of the problem, not the solution.