Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't
(See B. Olson, pp. 22-30, September 2007 Proceedings)
Captain Raymond B. Wellborn, U.S. Navy (Retired)-Bradley Olson did his homework on this article to get the facts straight, but failed to address how these incidents of sexual promiscuity could be handled better by non-judicial punishment instead of judicially by courts martial.
The young men and women at our military academies are a cut above regular college students. As aspiring officers, they represent some of our best and brightest. Many envy them and what they do, as well as the national scholarship by which their college education is subsidized. Being of such caliber, I submit that they are not from criminal backgrounds nor exposure, and thus should not be tried as criminals for sexual promiscuity.
At their virile age, sexual promiscuity is a crouching tiger of rampant desire inside each of them-that's human nature. Those responsible for their well-being and their character development must have zero tolerance for any unbecoming conduct of a sexual nature, whether inside Bancroft Hall or outside the Yard.