A day after the service said there could be as many as 31 victims from the ever-growing sexual assault scandal at basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, it announced a new smart phone app called Air Force MTI with segments on the MTI life and the MTI perspective.
“In the ‘MTI Life’ segment of the app, potential applicants will find a comprehensive and entertaining collection of photos and videos of [BMT], and can view the entire experience from orientation to graduation,” according to a news release from Air Education Training Command. The segment also includes “a week-by-week breakdown of BMT” and a training schedule.
The “MTI Perspective” includes videos of “key takeaways for each week from BMT, from the viewpoint of an MTI. The application provides a thorough snapshot of what the job entails, while providing a general understanding of what it takes to become one of the most disciplined leaders in the Air Force,” the release says.
The service wants to add about 90 instructors to its MTI corps, it says, and is “especially looking to recruit female instructors, so the MTI corps is representative of the number of female” airmen.
The commander of AETC, Gen. Edward Rice, talked about the need for more women MTIs during a June 28 briefing at the Pentagon on the widening sex scandal at basic. So far, six instructors have been charged with sexual misconduct with trainees. Six more are under investigation. All 12 are men. All of the 31 alleged victims are women.