The Feminist Peace Network has forwarded a link to me reporting that a Patrick Air Force Base Senior Master Sgt., Michael Sydney, "arranged" for a reservist under his command, a woman Staff Sergeant, to "have sex" several times with Chief Master Sgt. Troy B. Parker of Peterson Air Force Base. Parker was head of a team inspecting and judging Patrick Air Force Base for readiness; a negative evaluation could have damaged Sydney's career. Sydney threatened the woman Staff Sergeant that if she didn't "have sex" with Parker, he'd prolong her stint at Patrick. She was also forced to "have sex" with other enlisted men.
For the second year in a row, Patrick Air Force Base received an "outstanding" rating– the highest possible rating.
Last April another man was charged in the Patrick matter. Although the Air Force withheld information about specifics from the press, according to the link above, the Air Force Times reported on its website that this man, Capt. Philip Sting, was given a blow job by a woman staff sergeant while Sydney watched. The woman was then warned to lie to investigators and to destroy evidence. Sydney reportedly forced other women under his command to have sex with him, videotaped it, and stored it on government computers.
He is up for Court Martial in July.
Besides exposing these Air Force Officers cum pimps, pornographers and rapists for what and whom they are and expressing my overall revulsion and indignation, I wanted to comment on the way this matter was reported:
An Air Force senior master sergeant has been charged with arranging to have a female staff sergeant have sex with an inspector who was in town to judge Patrick Air Force Base's readiness. Military documents allege he also arranged sex for at least three other married Air Force men. The senior sergeant forced the woman into some of the sex acts by telling the reservist he would keep her on active duty unless she performed, charging documents say. …
The trysts with Parker allegedly happened in or near Cocoa Beach while Parker was there as part of Patrick Air Force Base's biennial Operational Readiness Inspection…
The Air Force also charges Sydney with arranging for the woman to have sex with at least three other men. ..
According to the charge sheet released Friday, Sydney also allegedly had sex with other enlisted women subordinate to him and used a government computer to store and transmit pornographic materials.
These were not instances of men "arranging" for women to "have sex" with other men or to give them "sexual favors." These were not "trysts." These were instances of male military officers consciously and intentionally organizing the rape of woman military officers, of prostituting and pimping them and turning their rapes into pornography.
The men are up for court martial, but it shouldn't be for "dereliction of duty" or for "indecency." It should be for rape, pimping, and prostituting women.
Finally, the title of the article was "Sex scandal hits Patrick Air Force Base."
No. Get it straight. This was not a "sex scandal." Using the term "sex scandal" suggests infidelities or secret love affairs or actual trysts or orgies at work. That's not what this was. This was, once again, American military officers organizing the rape and prostituting of female officers and enlisted women. It should be prosecuted as such.