Army Captain Blows Whistle on Sexual Misconduct

In the above video, CPT Marcelo A. Lucero blows the whistle on a series of failures to protect his fellow soldiers from sexual assault and harassment. On the original YouTube page he explains:

The following is a video on the falsification of Army training documents, the endangering of Soldiers’ lives, concealment of a sexual assault, and the perpetuation of an atmosphere a sexual harassment at the 841st Engineer Battalion in Miami, Florida.

To date no one has been held responsible for any of these actions.

I made this video as a record of my last official act as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

The 841st EN BN has fostered a command climate ripe in the demoralizing atmosphere of sexual harassment and corruption.

Not only have the officers of the 841st EN BN fallen disgracefully short of meeting their moral, ethical and legal obligations to the Soldiers assigned to the unit, but our higher commands – the 926th EN BDE and the 412th Theater Engineer Command, are equally responsible for their lack of oversight and their tacit complicity following my initial reporting of these issues over 1 ½ year ago.

This is my last avenue for addressing these issues, as I have utilized my chain-of-command, the office of the inspector-general, and even my former-congressional representative, the Honorable Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart and my current representative, the Honorable Ms. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

I personally cannot understand why no one has been held accountable for falsifying training documents, endangering the lives of Soldiers, concealing a sexual assault, and perpetuating an atmosphere a sexual harassment, given the amount of evidence I and others have provided or offered to provide.

Very respectfully,

CPT Marcelo A. Lucero
United States Army

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