Sexual Harassment Concealed at Maxwell AFB

Ronald S. Jobo

By AuxBeacon News Staff

[Editor’s Note: The sexual harassment and adultery anonymously reported from CAP’s HQ on Maxwell AFB in May of 2009 and again just recently is just the tip of the blue iceberg in Air Force culture.]

In September 2015, a female victim in her 30s at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama reported that her married boss, Col Ronald S. Jobo, had tracked her movements, made sexual advances to her, and sent her recordings of him masturbating in the shower. She alleged that he also trapped her in the office, and forcibly attempted to kiss her while holding her arms.

Air Force investigators easily confirmed much of her story, because there were hundreds of text messages and he admitted that he had sent the masturbation recordings.

Investigators ruled that he had committed abusive sexual contact against the woman. Under the UCMJ, the charge would automatically lead to a court-martial, a proceeding that would be open to the public. The crime also carried a sentence of up to seven years in prison and a requirement to register as a sex offender.

However, Lt Gen John F. Thompson decided against charging Jobo with abusive sexual contact, or any crime at all. Thompson imposed non­judicial punishment, or discipline for minor ­offenses. Jobo was forced to retire and demoted one rank, to lieutenant colonel. Because the military keeps most disciplinary actions secret, the case was hidden from public view.

There would be no trial, no publicity and no public record — the same for thousands of other sexual assault investigations each year in the armed forces.

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4 Comments on "Sexual Harassment Concealed at Maxwell AFB"

  1. double standard | November 30, 2017 at 04:37 | Reply

    Congress and the Civil Air Patrol are in the same boat….

    “We’ve created a system to protect the harasser and if you’re protecting the harasser, then it becomes much more difficult to fire them,” said Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-California. “If they are sexual harassers, they should be booted out just like people are booted out in the private sector.”

  2. Fighter Pilots | October 21, 2017 at 00:06 | Reply

    I am dealing with abusive USAF fighter pilots with monstrous egos and was hoping you could add the story of Lt. Col. Michael J. Briggs who raped a female airman at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho two or three years ago.

    “This was a violent rape that left (the victim) bleeding and bruised,” said an Air Force official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the case.

  3. #MeToo

  4. Can you help us by adding the arrest of Staff Sgt. Joel Lavelle Calahan at Sheppard AFB on possession of child porn? This was around OCT6/7.

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