Reference News Network reported on June 14 that, according to a report on the website of Star-Spangled Banner newspaper on June 11, officers of the Cadet Command of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) announced that a cadet of the ROTC was suspected of operating a social network account with neo-Nazi and white supremacy and racist views.
Mars Golders, a military cadet at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, admitted that she had posted neo-Nazi and racist statements on social networks, according to the Armys ROTC administration. U.S. military officials said the students comments were inconsistent with U.S. Army values, and she is currently under investigation and may eventually be removed by ROTC.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Golders has been investigated for his neo-Nazi tendencies. In the fall of 2018, she attended Davidson College, another North Carolina university, and was investigated for making inappropriate comments on social networks. According to a spokesman for Davidson College, Gedders left the school shortly after the incident. However, Gedders did not seem to be affected by this experience, but successfully entered the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he became a military cadet affiliated with ROTC.
American media commented that it was not unusual for U.S. military officers and soldiers to make neo-Nazi statements or to have links with racist organizations. In 2018, at least two U.S. Marines were removed from the military for exposure to racist groups. Earlier this year, another Marine with ties to the neo-Nazi organization was fired. Recently, a US corporal who posted racist messages on social networks has just been discharged without honor.
US media said it was not clear what punishment Gedders would face. She may be suspended or dismissed by ROTC. In addition, the school may punish her. (Compiler/Vernon)
DATA FIGURE: The cadets of the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps participate in military training.
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