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establish a separate entity outside the chain of command to investigate and prosecute sexual assault in the military. MOAA should actively sup- port this proposed solution, since es- tablished military chain of command procedures for addressing this crime have proved to be fatally flawed. —Capt. Jack Caldwell, USN (Ret) Life Member, Indian River Chapter Vero Beach, Fla.


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Obituary Allegation I just received [the January 2014] Military Officer magazine. I am very disappointed in the Pages of History section, which noted the passing of Cmdr. Scott Carpenter, who was one of the original Mercury 7 members. The mention of some unfounded allegation that he failed to follow direction by NASA does a disservice to a true American and has no place in his obituary. By most subsequent accounts, it was determined to be a malfunction with the spacecraft. At any rate, to include this in a magazine focused on the military professional is, in my view, inap- propriate. … Certainly in the limited space provided, we could have found other positive comments to make marking the passing of this hero. —Maj. Gen. John Deyermond, USA (Ret)


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Correction: Brig. Gen. Walter J. Sams, USAF, keynote speaker at MOAA’s November 2013 Community Heroes Award Night in Colorado Springs, Colo., was misidentified as Master Sgt. David Carr, USAF, on page 30 of the January 2014 issue. We regret the error.


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