Military stupidity

This is the kind of news out of the military that makes me mad. It’s stupidity of a high order that should have been avoided or nipped in the bud with good leadership and common sense:

“Ensign Steve Crowston said he suffered months of continual anti-gay harassment and sexual discrimination from his fellow and commanding officers with Strike Fighter Squadron 136 at Naval Air Station, Oceana, Va. The harassment began in August 2009, says Crowston, 36, when his fellow officers called him into a room for a review of call signs, a military moniker that easily identifies a service member. He says his name was written on a whiteboard with a list of call sign recommendations: “Cowboy,” “Gay Boy,” “Fagmeister,” “Cowgirl,” “Romo’s Bitch,” “TO,” “Terrell Owens” and “Redskins.””

Navy Air Force Inspector Under Investigation for Dismissing Anti-Gay Harassment Complaint by Jana Winter.


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