Skip to comments.Honor and Deception
Posted on 12/03/2013 3:27:15 AM PST by BulletBobCo
A secretive Air Force program recruits academy students to inform on fellow cadets and disavows them afterward
Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to hunt for misconduct among students. Cadets who attend the publicly-funded academy near Colorado Springs must pledge never to lie. But the program pushes some to do just that: Informants are told to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while snapping photos, wearing recording devices and filing secret reports. For one former academy student, becoming a covert government operative meant not only betraying the values he vowed to uphold, it meant being thrown out of the academy as punishment for doing the things the Air Force secretly told him to do.
Eric Thomas came to the academy as a soccer player, but soon became a spy. (Photo courtesy Eric Thomas) It was like a spy movie. I worked on dozens of cases, did a lot of good, and when it all hit the fan, they didnt know me anymore. - Eric Thomas Eric Thomas, 24, was a confidential informant for the Office of Special Investigations, or OSI a law enforcement branch of the Air Force. OSI ordered Thomas to infiltrate academy cliques, wearing recorders, setting up drug buys, tailing suspected rapists and feeding information back to OSI. In pursuit of cases, he was regularly directed by agents to break academy rules. It was exciting. And it was effective, said Thomas, a soccer and football player who received no compensation for his informant work. We got 15 convictions of drugs, two convictions of sexual assault. We were making a difference. It was motivating, especially with the sexual assaults. You could see the victims have a sense of peace.
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My son is a Cadet at the Academy. The Cadets are not amused.
Well, this should certainly improve unit cohesion!!!
This appears to go way beyond “see something say something.”
This was dreamed up by the devil.
"Now we're talking!"
Please Thank Him for His Service.
I find the story well written—if True —and when placed alongside stories of Purges—and of Low Moral— and of this Administration—HMMMM ? Seems credible. Warns of hard things to be revealed?
Being a cadet-informant must be depressing. I can imagine them hanging themselves and throwing themselves off high buildings.
The developers of the Honor Codes for ALL of the service academies NEVER intended them to “tolerate” homosexuals who’s insidious PC rape of American manhood now stains their walls.
I wish I could give them the reverence I once felt. But it has been stolen from me.