Ethics

Failure?

ICBM Launch 3

I have written before on this issue (01.16 .14)

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140130/NEWS/301300016/Nearly-half-missileers-Malmstrom-now-tied-cheating-investigation

Though my work centered on the R & D side of the Minuteman ICBM….my next air force assignment was the Site Activation Task Force (SATAF)  at Grand Forks AFB. The SATAF responsiblity was to activate and turnover the Minuteman System….the silos….launch control (above photo) and support facilities to Strategic Air Command.

The current issues in the missile force are certainly leadership centered both at the command level and HQ levels. If the mission is still vital, then it must be clear to the Air Force leadership and those at the three missile bases. I would suspect that over time the mission became hazy and consequently the ethics unfortunately become diluted.

A perspective from Time Magazine: www.tinyurl.com/l65rpny

The fundamental question – can USAF leadership put the train (missile force) back on the tracks?

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