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Stars and Stripes: Wilkerson to leave Air Force; retirement pay in question

Protect Our Defenders President Nancy Parrish is featured in this article from Stars and Stripes:

“It is about time Wilkerson was at least held accountable for some of his reprehensible behavior. We hope this brings some solace to the Aviano victim and her family even though she was denied justice,” said Nancy Parrish, president of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy group for victims of sexual assault.

Air Force authorities began to investigate whether Wilkerson had committed adultery after Stars and Stripes was contacted by the woman involved, who’d become pregnant and given birth to Wilkerson’s child. Wilkerson relinquished parental rights to the baby at the mother’s request, the woman told Stars and Stripes.

The investigation substantiated the adultery, concluding that Wilkerson’s “conduct was to the prejudice of good order and discipline, and was of a nature to bring discredit to the armed forces.”

Read more here.