29 May '14, 9pm

Survey shows Lackland MTIs 'scared to train': Two years after a rape allegation against a military t... #airforce

Survey shows Lackland MTIs 'scared to train': Two years after a rape allegation against a military t... #airforce

Two years after a rape allegation against a military training instructor launched one of the biggest sexual misconduct scandals in military history, trainers who remained at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland said their morale was low, they had little trust in leadership and they didn’t feel as dedicated to their jobs anymore. Many felt minor missteps could mean the end of their Air Force careers. They believed sweeping changes to basic military training left them at the mercy of undisciplined recruits and leaders quick to take a trainee’s word over their own, according to results obtained by Air Force Times of a July survey of 237 MTIs by the RAND Corp. Less than half were satisfied with their jobs. “By far the worst mistake I have ever made is becoming an MTI,” one respondent wrote. “There is not an MTI who would stay here right now. When MTIs talk, they talk about when the...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140529/NEWS/305290079

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