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...
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...
Parnell speaks on Guard case

...female victims in the Guard to chaplains who campaigned for reform...without explanation.One chaplain, whose name was withheld...address concerns raised by chaplains."It did not seem that...Alaska population," the chaplain wrote.Parnell said he couldn't...
Sean Parnell betrays Alaska's trust

...hasn't Gov. Parnell resigned? How many women could have been saved from rape if Parnell had listened to the National Guard chaplains who asked him for action. We the people need to express our outrage of this four-year coverup at the voting booth. Gov...
Emails shed little light on National Guard case

...showing up after Alaska National Guard chaplains privately voiced concerns over the Guard's...behavior," Lt. Col. Rick Cavens, a chaplain for the guard's 176th Wing, wrote...for Katkus had attempted to have the chaplains sign "an acknowledgment that they do...
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...
Parnell, Walker trade barbs during debate

...the chairman of the board that reviews the tax value on the trans-Alaska pipeline. But he said it took four years after chaplains raised concerns with Parnell about misconduct within the Guard for him to fire the head of the National Guard. He asked why...
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...


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