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Lackland Begins Article 32 Hearing Against Another Military Training Instructor

Eileen Pace
TPR News

An Article 32 evidentiary hearing is scheduled for this morning in the case against Senior Airman Christopher Oliver of the 324th Training Squadron.

The former military training instructor is charged with having unprofessional relationships with three basic trainees and a fourth woman who was a tech training student. Oliver also faces charges of sexual assault and sodomy against one of the trainees, as well as maltreatment of trainees, and obstruction of justice.

Two other MTIs have been convicted in the last two weeks. Staff Sgt. William F. Romero pleaded guilty to having unprofessional relationships with four technical training students. Tech. Sgt. Jonathan M. Croskey was found guilty of committing adultery and obstruction of justice by asking an airman to lie to authorities.

According to the Air Force Times, eight instructors are awaiting court-martial and another nine are still under investigation.

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.