Wilkerson to leave Air Force; retirement pay in question

Lt Col James WilkersonWilkerson to leave Air Force; retirement pay in question

The Air Force fighter pilot whose overturned sexual assault conviction fueled a movement to change the way the military prosecutes sex crimes is being forced to retire, and he could be reduced in rank.

Lt. Col. James Wilkerson is retiring, the Air Force said Wednesday. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of the Air Combat Command, issued a letter telling him he would have to show cause why he should remain in the Air Force or retire, Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley said.

Read more: http://www.stripes.com/news/wilkerson-to-leave-air-force-retirement-pay-in-question-1.244762

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