Posted: 3:24 am ET
We recently posted a report out of Diplomatic Security’s BSAC training (see Diplomatic Security’s Basic Special Agent (BSAC) Training: Sexual Harassment Alert!, We received the following comment in our mailbox that we think many will find just as troubling:
“In response to the DS BSAC Sexual Harassment allegations, the ‘militarization’ of DS post-Benghazi, such as with high threat training requirements (duplicated from U.S. military training), has made many mid and senior-level male agents believe that there is no place for a female in DS agent ranks, especially at high threat posts. These same male agents are the future DS leadership unfortunately. The vast majority of DSS male agents are professional and respectful in the workplace however the chauvinistic attitude is prevalent, and is actually coming from the attitude from the mid and senior level guys (01s to OCs) who are managers and not DS leadership. DS leadership is responsible to stop it, and that can only be done by setting the offenders publicly accountable and placing professional agents in senior leadership positions.”
A Global Force: Agent Profile brochure says that “For women who choose Diplomatic Security as a career, there are no limits to how far you can go.” Also that “Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of Diplomatic Security.”
- Dear @JohnKerry: One of Your Foggy Bottom Folks Is Asking — Is This Diversity?
- POTUS Issues Memo Promoting Diversity and Inclusion, and @StateDept Sounds Like Baghdad Bob
- PDAS Miller Issues Sexual Harassment Message to Diplomatic Security Employees, What’s Missing?
- Chien v. Kerry: DS Agent Files Suit For Race/Sex Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Sept 2016
- Inbox: Female Diplomatic Security Agent Pens a Note on Sexual Harassment and Career Suicide
- Another Concerned DS Agent Pens Response to Diplomatic Security’s Broadcast Message on Sexual Harassment
- A Joke That Wasn’t, and a State Department Dialogue That Is Long Overdue
- State Dept Security Officer Alleged Sexual Misconduct: Spans 10 Years, 7 Posts.
- State/OIG on Diplomatic Security’s Special Investigations Division – The Missing Firewall.
- CBS News: Possible State Dept Cover-Ups on Sex, Drugs, Hookers — Why the “Missing Firewall” Was a Big Deal
- State/OIG Releases Investigation on CBS News Allegations: Prostitution as “Management Issues” Unless It’s Not
- Why Did Diplomatic Security Compile a Short-List of DS Agents Leaving For the U.S. Marshals Service?
- Is Diplomatic Security, the State Department’s Law Enforcement Arm Trying to Break the Law?
- Why Are DS Agents Fleeing Diplomatic Security In Droves For the U.S. Marshals Service?