Air Force confirms leak of personnel records of Jennifer-Ruth Green, GOP House candidate

The Air Force late Wednesday confirmed that non-public particulars from the service report of a Republican veteran operating to unseat an incumbent House Democrat in subsequent month’s midterm elections have been handed to a 3rd get together by somebody who didn’t get hold of permission for the discharge.

Jennifer-Ruth Green, a lieutenant colonel within the Indiana National Guard and candidate for Congress in Indiana’s 1st District, mentioned her political opponents then leaked info to the press about her sexual assault whereas serving in Iraq. 

An Air Force spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed {that a} “junior individual” launched the details about Lt. Col. Green to a 3rd get together. The staffer “didn’t follow proper procedures and obtain required consent,” the Air Force mentioned.

The Air Force didn’t launch the identities of the “junior individual” or recipient of the knowledge.

“The Department of the Air Force takes its responsibility to safeguard private information seriously and the matter remains under investigation,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek mentioned in a press release.

Lt. Col. Green claims info from her service report was handed to an opposition analysis agency that supplied it to the press. It was finally utilized in a profile of her in Politico that included particulars of a sexual assault that occurred to her in Iraq and damaging feedback about her army service.

She accused her opponent, first-term Democratic Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, of being behind the unlawful launch of her army records. He issued a press release earlier this month denying his marketing campaign performed any function in a leak of Lt. Col. Green’s service records to Politico.

The launch of the knowledge prompted two GOP House members from Indiana to demand extra solutions from the Pentagon about what occurred. Reps. Jim Banks and Larry Bucshon, each Indiana Republicans, mentioned the Air Force Inspector General advised them the service “took full responsibility” for releasing the knowledge to the opposition analysis agency.

“No service members should have to fear that their confidential service records will be used against them,” they mentioned in a press release. “The Air Force must make immediate steps towards transparency for the sake of all veterans and service members.”

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