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Naval Sexual Misconduct Charges Prompt External Evaluation

Rear Adm. Kevin Green, commander of the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, ordered an external review of conditions there after an instructor was charged with fraternization, abuse of authority and obstruction of justice last week. The review, to be conducted by the Navy’s inspector general, will evaluate current naval procedures used to select and monitor supervisors.

Five Great Lakes instructors have been charged with fraternization and/or sexual harassment in recent months. One of the accused was seen leaving a hotel with an 18-year-old gradute; another was reported after kissing a recruit in public.

The center trains 50,000 recruits, approximately 14% of whom are women, each year.

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Washington Post - May 9, 1998