An officer needs to be a gentleman

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 05:41 PM.

Many of the military sexual harassment and assault prevention programs and policies will have some effect. Some will not. But perhaps the simplest answer to the Blue Angels’ challenges and, frankly, a good part of the scourge of bad and criminal sexual behavior is this: you wouldn’t want your sister, mother, or wife to be treated this way. Why treat your female teammates any differently? Act like a gentleman.

Barry Fetzer is a columnist for the Havelock News. He can be reached at

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