Admiral and Army’s Top Lawyer Investigated in Military Sex Scandal

A senior Pentagon official has confirmed that Naval Rear Admiral R.M. Mitchell Jr. and William T. Coleman, the Department of the Army’s civilian counsel, are both under investigation for sexual harassment. Mitchell has been temporarily relieved of his duties as commander of the Navy Supply Systems Command in Pennsylvania because of allegations of “conduct unbecoming an officer.” The charges are made by a member of Mitchell’s command. Coleman is under investigation for telling sexual jokes in public, listening to music with crude lyrics, and inappropriately touching a subordinate. The charges against Coleman come from more than one woman. Both men deny the allegations.


CNN Online - May 31, 1997

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