The president tried to address the sexual assault crisis in a speech at Camp Pendleton Wednesday, albeit not very effectively.
If optics really matter to Chuck Hagel, he should add officers' housing perks to the other Pentagon cuts he has planned for senior leaders.
The point of a post-scandal teaching job, after all, is not to be cashing in but helping out, or at least appear to be doing so.
OPINION Until this week, I agreed that military commanders should be stripped of the power to decide whether to investigate sexual-assault allegations. Here's what changed my mind.
Real leadership is about making whatever changes are necessary, even if it means losing out on power, to solve a problem that has become a cancer within the ranks.
Did anyone really think teaching is all that one of the world's most famous generals would be doing in his pseudo-retirement?
Our current infatuation with leadership, particularly in the military, is behind the unsettling rise in malfeasance in recent years.
Treating the real problem—that such crimes take place at shameful frequency among the ranks—will mean changing the culture of the military.
Lasting changes to a problem this epidemic are not going to happen overnight, especially in an organizational culture as tradition-bound as the military's.
The improvement comes amid several efforts in both the private and public sector to increase veteran hiring.