My Turn: Governor fails to meet his own principles on 'Choose Respect'

More than four years ago, Alaska National Guard chaplains went directly to Gov. Sean Parnell to describe a culture of abuse and substantial deficiencies in the Guard chain of command...
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

...was so bad that in 2010 National Guard chaplains arranged a phone call with Parnell to...Think about how bad it had to be for chaplains to take this step. They went far outside...criminals. Like all whistleblowers, the chaplains took this step at risk to their own careers...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's denial of information thwarts public's right to know

...communications, some of which came from Guard chaplains blowing the whistle on chain-of-command...were between Guard members and their chaplains. But the request was for emails between...Gen. Katkus and Mr. Pierre. The chaplains were a third party, and the disclosures...
Years of allegations, months of investigation

...the Alaska Army Guard's recruiting and retention unit at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. Two Alaska Guard chaplains said sexual assault victims had been coming to them for years, and the victims did not trust their commanders to help. They...
Army chaplains extend support to combat zones

...Wainwright Post chaplain Lt. Col. other post chaplains. "If they're...their country. Chaplains have some help in their duties. Chaplain assistant to Melvin...accompanied by an armed chaplain assistant since chaplains are prohibited...
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...Parnell has been missing in action. It's evident that for four years he failed to act on complaints made by two U.S. Army chaplains that sexual assault was a serious problem in the Alaska Army National Guard. Parnell chose to lead when it came to reducing...
Parnell defends timing of National Guard inquiry

...Parnell said he met with National Guard chaplains in 2010 regarding the lack of the service's...until this year, he said."When the chaplains came to me in 2010, I listened to them...only give me general allegations."The chaplains were "under a duty of confidentiality...
Alaska Editorial: National Guard sexual assault reports need quicker action

...Guard's ranks in Alaska. It was the first time that many of those allegations had been made public, despite concerned Guard chaplains bringing them forward to a state legislator and the governors office as early as 2010.Despite spearheading the well-intentioned...
My Turn: Sexual assault charges always merit rapid response

...from whom he heard them; and (3) the risk the officers and chaplains were willing to take in order to bring this misconduct to...shows a fundamental lack of leadership. The officers and chaplains who contacted the governor worked directly with the victims...
Alaska Editorial: Right way to close ranks

...and the frustration and anger of officers -- including two chaplains -- who have been trying to both help victims in the ranks...protective order against a subject of her investigation, when chaplains question the guard's response, when a lieutenant colonel...


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