Defense Department targets Air Force Academy's use of mental diagnoses to oust cadets who report sexual assault

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The Department of Defense Inspector General's Office will look into the Air Force Academy's use of mental health diagnoses to oust cadets who report they've been sexually assaulted from the military school, as reported in detail by the Independent last summer (Cover, "The blame game," July 19, 2017).  A companion piece explored how the Academy tracks, or doesn't track, sexual assault reports. From that story: ... current and former cadets who say they were victims of sexual assault claim the Academy uses mental health counselors — the very people assigned to help them — to add diagnoses to their record in a way that could damage their prospects permanently.…
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Defense Department targets Air Force Academy's use of mental diagnoses to oust cadets who report sexual assault

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