09 May '13, 12am

AF officials: Sexual assault has no place in the Air Force

AF officials: Sexual assault has no place in the Air Force

-- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A Welsh III presented the service's fiscal 2014 budget request to the Senate Armed Services Committee May 7, but much of the discussion focused on the recent sexual battery allegations involving Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski, the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch chief. "Both Secretary Donley and I were appalled at the deeply troubling sexual battery allegations," Welsh said. "As we have both said over and over and over again, sexual assault prevention and response efforts are critically important to us. It is unacceptable that this occurs anywhere at any time in our Air Force and we will not quit working this problem." Krusinski was removed from his position after being charged with assaulting a woman, May 5, in Arlington, Va. While the recent allegation has put additiona...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123347719

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