Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin overruled a jury’s verdict convicting Lt. Col. James Wilkerson of aggravated sexual assault of a civilian contractor at Aviano Air Base. Wilkerson should have been dismissed from the Air Force and sentenced to one year in jail, but Franklin’s reversal freed his fellow fighter pilot and reinstated him back into the Air Force.
Tell Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to protect our service members from rape and sexual assault! Remove Lt. Gen. Franklin and Lt. Col. Wilkerson from the United States Air Force. The only way to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is to hold leaders, like Franklin, who cover up and condone these crimes and those who commit the crimes, like Wilkerson, accountable. Our service members deserve better. Our country deserves better. Sign this petition and spread it.