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This investigative podcast tells the story of Adam DeRito. Adam is a member of the class of 2010, and worked as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. When Adam reported these predators, many of them were intercollegiate athletes. A majority of them played for the Air Force Academy football team. The Superintendent at the time, Lt Gen Michael C. Gould, ensured that most of these criminal investigations were dismissed. As a result, those that reported sexual assault had their promising careers and livelihoods taken from them. When asked about the perpetual reoccurrences of rape and sexual assault over several decades, the Air Force Academy remains silent.

The officers that tolerate this behavior lead our military today. The very military that has been mired in the Global War on Terror for nearly twenty years. Enough is enough. We the people of the United States must hold our military to a higher standard when it comes to taking care of our nation’s sons and daughters. Those who take the solemn oath to defend this nation “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

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This investigative podcast tells the story of Adam DeRito. Adam is a member of the class of 2010, and worked as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. When Adam reported these predators, many of them were intercollegiate athletes. A majority of them played for the Air Force Academy football team. The Superintendent at the time, Lt Gen Michael C. Gould, ensured that most of these criminal investigations were dismissed. As a result, those that reported sexual assault had their promising careers and livelihoods taken from them. When asked about the perpetual reoccurrences of rape and sexual assault over several decades, the Air Force Academy remains silent.

The officers that tolerate this behavior lead our military today. The very military that has been mired in the Global War on Terror for nearly twenty years. Enough is enough. We the people of the United States must hold our military to a higher standard when it comes to taking care of our nation’s sons and daughters. Those who take the solemn oath to defend this nation “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

    Chapter 21: SEASON FINALE PART 2; The Courage To Command

    Chapter 21: SEASON FINALE PART 2; The Courage To Command

    This is the second half of the interview from Chapter Twenty, and the Season 2 Finale for Dark Sabre, we are talking about the failure of the CATCH Program which resulted in a Cadet Suicide at the United States Air Force Academy. 
    The episode gets heavy as there are discussions about the serial rapists being admitted to the Academy, Cadet Suicides, the type of people being recruited to the Academies, and we also discuss Division 1 Sports. We dive into the broken Mental Health Program at USAFA where this survivor and her rapist were assigned THE SAME mental health doctor! Part of this discussion is also about solutions on how to resolve these issues at the Federal Service Academies; and the solutions are very simple. Potential solutions? Make retaliation for mental health and sexual assault reporting illegal; move all sports to Division 3, and charge multiple leaders at the Air Force Academy under RICO. 
    Air Force OSI and the Office of the JAG are also discussed in this episode, and their levels of incompetence at the Air Force Academy, and how their investigative processes need to change at the Air Force Academy in order to ensure that survivors are getting justice. Justice delayed is justice denied. The process of unrestricted reporting in the military was and is designed to fail to give a false sense of security in the U.S. military; nevermind our Federal Service Academies. 
    The Association of Graduates is using its money and power at USAFA and the Graduate Community to ensure victims do not get justice. 
    The Air Force Academy is only used to speak over victims, not to speak for them.
    Have the Courage to Command. 
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Chapter 20: SEASON FINALE PART 1; Tommy Tutone and the Serial Rapist

    Chapter 20: SEASON FINALE PART 1; Tommy Tutone and the Serial Rapist

    This was the longest interview of the season, and it will be broken into two parts. In the final two episodes of Dark Sabre for Season 2, we present to you the most infuriating interview conducted in several years of running this podcast. This heartbreaking interview details the horrific rape of a female Academy Cadet, and how not only was the perpetrator simply just dismissed from the Academy without serving prison time, but he allegedly raped other women at the Air Force Academy and got away with it. His punishment? Removed from the Academy. The Secretary of the Air Force has yet to decide whether he will serve enlisted time, or pay back the Academy. Keep in mind, this Cadet, once an Air Force Special Operations Candidate for Combat Rescue, allegedly committed multiple crimes and was simply allowed to walk away from the Air Force Academy. OSI and the SAPR office utterly failed in their investigations. The JAGS assigned to this case failed miserably. The Superintendent and the Secretary of the Air Force have done NOTHING to ensure that he was criminally held liable for raping multiple women at the Academy. It was kept quiet. 
    Several of these women who came forward, some of whom were interviewed this year (some still pending for Season 3) were ridiculed and lambasted by their peers. Others decided not to come forward because they were too embarassed and could not take the pressure of the military court system due to the lack of professionalism of the SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention Response) group (Who I refer to as Tommy Tutone running an Excel Sheet within the episode), the inaction of the Superintendent Lt Gen Richard Clarke, the failure of the Commandant General Moga, and the embarassing response of the Secretary of the Air Force. This womans mental health was sacrified just to keep things quiet and keep the image of the United States Air Force Academy polished. 
    If this episode doesn't make you want to call your Congressional Members to help the Dark Sabre Project push for the DeRito Act (See episode 1 of Season 2) and or infuriate the Graduate Community of the United States Air Force Academy to demand accountability of these officers to be removed from their positions, and to insitute real change at our Federal Service Academies, then we don't know what to tell you.  You are part of the problem of why we still have to interview women being forcabily raped when they still have tampons in. Yes. That has actually happened, more than once. Be the change. Make the Air Force Academy and our Federal Service Academies great again. 
     
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    ~Adam DeRito
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    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito
    Website: www.adamderito.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chapter 19: Assaulted and Left Without Justice

    Chapter 19: Assaulted and Left Without Justice

    Cadet W has been through the wringer. From being assaulted, and going through the entire process, they have never been given justice and demand reform at our Air Force Academy from the graduate community. In this podcast we discuss all the tough topics, from rape, court martials, the failure of OSI, the failure of the Superintendant, and the failure of the mental health system at the United States Air Force Academy. This is a raw, real, and upsetting episode to listen to, and I hope it begins to bring clarity to the reality of what is going on at the United States Air Force Academy.  
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
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    Interested in coming on the podcast with your story of making a positive difference? Reach out to Us!
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito
    Website: www.adamderito.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Chapter 18: The AMT

    Chapter 18: The AMT

    Today the Dark Sabre community will get to listen to a member of Permanent Party speak about their experiences as an Academy Military Trainer (AMT) at the United States Air Force Academy. They give a very balanced view outside of "Cadet World" on what their experiences have been like at the Academy, reforms they would like to see, and discuss many of the current controversies at the Academy that has been addressed to the Dark Sabre Team over the years. It's an eye opening interview, and I really hope people out there are listening to what is discussed in this podcast. 
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
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    Interested in coming on the podcast with your story of making a positive difference? Reach out to Us!
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito
    Website: www.adamderito.com

    • 55 min
    Chapter 17: Rape at USAFA, Medical Readiness, and the Failure of the CATCH Program

    Chapter 17: Rape at USAFA, Medical Readiness, and the Failure of the CATCH Program

    Cadet X spent most of her teenage years preparing to attend the Air Force Academy. What she didn't know was that when she got to the Academy, she would be raped by someone on the Drill Team, and that she would develop a medical condition that very well could prevent her from ever becoming a mother. The Air Force Academy's response? Silent and no justice. 
    This brave Cadet also explains the critical issue of failing infrastructure at the Air Force Academy which has been giving Cadet's Chronic Rhinitis, affecting the medical readiness of our future officers. The Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates has no problem spending millions upon millions of dollars to upgrade its football stadium, but simply is not investing enough time, money, and infrastructure spending to ensure Cadet's have a safe place to live and study during their four years at the Academy. As she explains, it is very rare that any Cadet makes it through their four year experience without experiencing some sort of trauma that is so easily preventable. The leaders of the Academy have absolutely failed its Cadets, and continue to turn their nose up at these critical issues that are being ignored. 
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
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    Interested in coming on the podcast with your story of making a positive difference? Reach out to Us!
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito
    Website: www.adamderito.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chapter 16: A Questioning Doctor

    Chapter 16: A Questioning Doctor

    Erika Willis recently graduated from the Air Force Academy and is currently training to be a medical doctor. She describes her struggles at the Air Force Academy with the forced teaching of critical race theory and transgender ideology. As someone training to be a medical doctor, it is intellectually dishonest to be teaching ideals versus science on how to treat patients in our ever evolving Air Force and military as a whole. In addressing issues of sexual assault, and the lack of leadership in the Air Force to protect all of its members, this episode will challenge the current state of the Air Force Academy and the Air Force. It's an intense and controversial conversation, and I hope that this episode challeges that narrative from the perspective of a medical professional in our nations military. 
     
    ~Music by Army Veteran, musician, artist, activist *YETI TEARS*
    IG: @yetitears
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    Interested in coming on the podcast with your story of making a positive difference? Reach out to Us!
    ~Adam DeRito
    IG: @adam.derito
    Facebook & Twitter: Adam DeRito
    Website: www.adamderito.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

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happyhappy22010 ,

Great Podcast

Big yikes. The Air Force Academy has a lot of good cadets but the bad cadets seem to overpower the good and get away with every mistake they make. I have been a victim myself (harassment) of a few cadets and they are still at the Academy today. The Academy is a corrupted system and refuses leadership is a joke. I hope it changes soon!

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