GREAT FALLS, MT – Cheating on a test is a common thing we’ve all seen in school, right?
Like even the whole class cheating.
You wouldn’t want the guys who couldn’t pass a proficiency test to be responsible for holding the country’s missile launch codes, right?
Nine Air Force commanders were fired for a cheating scandal involving a nuclear missile test!
It all happened at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in a statement, “None of these leaders were directly involved in a test compromise, but the commander directed in the investigation indicated they failed to provide adequate oversight of their crew force.”
The Air Force launched its investigation when test material was found on officers’ cell phones in 2013, while looking into alleged drug-related activity.
About 100 lower-level officers were accused of cheating or not speaking up about others cheating in the missile launch program.
“If one person had spoken up, this could have been very different; and that’s why we’re focusing on what integrity means,” Secretary James added.
Some of the officers got a slap on the wrist and were allowed to returned to duty, while others could be court-martialed on various charges.
For the fired officers, who were all in leadersip positions, what kind of jobs would they qualify for now? the secret service?
At least they’d be able to get drunk on the job and not get fired, right?