Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, 1996: The U.S. Army's most extensively reported sexual abuse scandal on record is uncovered by Major General Robert Shadley.
Known as GAM, or "Game ala Military," an entire network of senior male instructors is in competition to sexually assault and exploit the young female trainees in their charge. Immersed in a battle unlike anything he'd been trained to fight, Shadley must unravel the game, bring the players to justice, and get help for a record number of victims.
Now retired, Major General Shadley continues to advocate for the estimated 19,000 military service members who are sexually assaulted each year. In this gripping story, he sheds light on a problem that's still sadly far from being solved, and provides lessons in real leadership through crisis.
The Army learned the lessons of the Navy's Tailhook Sex Scandal and handled the media aspects of the sexual misconduct at Aberdeen with openness and candor. General Shadley offers a revealing look into leadership in a crisis.
-Gregory L. Vistica, author, Fall from Glory
This is a reality story about leading through crisis, with a focus on doing the right thing. These lessons apply to all who serve in a leadership role within any organization.
-The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., sixtieth governor of Maryland
|Publisher:||Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Robert D. Shadley is a retired U.S. Army major general. During his leadership career, he guided more than 3,500 military service members in combat and over 20,000 students in training.
He retired from active duty in 2000, following a distinguished thirty-three-year military career serving in key command and staff assignments, including combat tours in Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
Shadley then served in key leadership positions at Alliant Techsystems Inc. and as a senior mentor providing logistics expertise to U.S. Army units prior to deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.
He currently consults on acquisitions and logistics for businesses in the aerospace and defense sector.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, and the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster.
Shadley is active in community and nonprofit organizations in the Wayzata, Minnesota area where he and his wife, Ellie, reside.