militaryucmjdefenselawyer58WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s two-star ethics boss charged with addressing misconduct throughout the military voiced support last week for Air Force Academy efforts to fix its culture in the wake of ongoing woes in its athletic programs.


Rear Adm. Peg Klein endorsed academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson’s efforts to examine the athletic department and the academy she commands to ensure officers and cadets are meeting standards.

Of Johnson’s recent remarks that the academy needs to focus on its faculty and staff rather than fixating only on cadet character, Klein had a two word response:

“She’s right,” Klein said after a speaking engagement here last week.

The results of an Inspector General’s review of the academy athletic department are due to Johnson Tuesday. Fifteen inspectors combed through the program to determine whether its teams, coaches and activities were compliant with the school’s values.


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