"About two-thirds of women and half of men in the Air Force experienced “interpersonal violence” within a period of two years, and most who reported it did not believe that their senior leaders were doing anything about it, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday.
The voluntary survey of 68,000 people was carried out over six weeks in the fall of 2020. Air Force officials said they were struck by the gap between how senior officials thought they were doing in responding to incidents that included bullying, harassment and assault, and how rank-and-file troops felt about their commanders’ performance.
“It seems to be uniformly true that people at the lower levels who have experience with these things are telling us that there is a problem, and that senior leadership is not receiving that there is that problem,” Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said in a phone call with reporters. “So, we’ve got an issue right there. At the end of the day, all of this is about leadership.”"
Comment: A bad news cycle for the AF.
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