A retired four-star general has been accused of sexually assaulting a female colonel under his command at least three times between 2007 and 2009.
Ge. Arthur Lichte, who at one point was the head of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, is being investigated, according to the Air Force Times.
A memo from AMC reportedly shows Lichte used his "position of power" to coerce the colonel, according to military blog John Q. Public.
Here's Lichte mid-speech.
"We are committed to upholding the high standards and values of our service and ensuring an environment of dignity and respect, where sexual assault or harassment is not tolerated, and where there is clear accountability placed on all airmen at every level," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said.
Lichte entered the Air Force in 1971.
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