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James Wilkerson

Air Force Commander At Center Of Case To Retire

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force commander whose decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction led to major changes in military policy has decided...

Outraged Lawmakers Seek Change

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democ...

Dozens Protest Transfer Of Cleared Air Force Officer

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

BY JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — The Air Force's decision to transfer an officer to Arizona after his sexual assault conviction w...

Woman Stunned By Reversal Of Officer's Conviction

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — Protesters rallied outside a Tucson military base Thursday to denounce the Air Force's decision to transfer a lieutenant colonel to Ar...

Molly O'Toole

Air Force General Defends Decision To Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, an Air Force three-star general, defended his decision to overturn an F-16 pilot's sexual assault conviction in a memo releas...

Molly O'Toole

Chuck Hagel Calls For A Major Reform Of Military Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Monday for reform of the military justice system, stating in an internal memo that changes are necessary to ensur...

Hagel Pushing For Rule Change After Uproar

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending that military commanders be largely stripped of their ability to reverse criminal con...

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Quietly Reassigns F-16 Pilot Convicted Of Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The Air Force has quietly reassigned Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, an F-16 pilot convicted of aggravated sexual assault before a three-star general overtu...

Hagel To Review Controversial Military Sex Assault Case

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A case involving an Air Force general who dismissed charges against a lieutenant colonel convicted of sexual assault will be review...

Military Sexual Assault Case Move Causes Outrage

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senators demanded answers on Tuesday from senior military leaders on why an Air Force commander dismissed charges against a lieuten...