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Re: “Can Air Force Academy cadets become parents while enrolled? Apparently so.

This article is completely one-sided and misinformed. First of all, having a dependent is disciplinary, and unrelated to honor. Secondly, the rules state that you cannot have dependents - therefore by relinquishing your parental rights you meet that standard. Third, how could USAFA possibly enforce this standard in the same manner for both males and females?! Of course females who choose to keep their baby have to take a leave of absence, they would be unable to meet their duties as cadets while carrying a baby to term! It would be a waste of the "taxpayer dollar" to allow females to skirt required duties while they're pregnant. Males physically are not constrained in the same way expecting mothers are. Both male and female have the option to stay or to leave. Yes, women who don't want to take leave will have to give up their baby. That is not an Academy problem, it is biological. By your logic, cadets shouldn't have relationships for four years so they can reap the "full benefit of the taxpayer dollar." This idea is absurd, REAL LIFE happens and Cadet Sutton will probably learn a lot throughout this experience. In all likelihood, this will allow him to help future airmen who find themselves in a similar circumstance. Lastly, "them" moving into the new apartment in August doesn't mean that Cadet Sutton is living in the apartment. Cadets are in fact allowed off base when authorized, and many choose to spend time with local friends, families, and sponsors. Him visiting Amanda on the weekend is no different than Cadet X staying at a hotel over the weekend with his/her family when they're in town. I promise, restricting cadet access to having meaningful relationships outside the Academy HURTS their ability to create meaningful relationships as officers.

Cadet Sutton's education costs roughly $400k of the taxpayer dollar. This is a drop in the ocean compared to the money the Air Force spends on a daily basis, so if you're concerned about the federal budget I would suggest you write your senator and propose an alternative to the use or lose policy which we operate in.

Most of all, I suggest you look in the mirror and imagine being Amanda or Cadet Sutton. Of all the things they should be dealing with right now, you blogging their personal lives should not be one of them. I pray for your empathy, and their strength, focus, and growing love during this time.

Sincerely, '16

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Posted by seriously? on 07/10/2017 at 7:18 PM

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