Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Army 1st Sgt. Katrina Moerk of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, to thank her for leading by example and confronting service members who were behaving unethically online.
Moerk was browsing a social media network's community page earlier this year when she came upon a video that she found offensive and sexist. When she commented as much, several respondents attacked her with insults. Some of the respondents were wearing uniforms in their profile photos, the first sergeant said, so she wrote to them directly.
"I looked them up, introduced myself and explained to them why they were stupid. And I [copied] the director of the Army SHARP program to help their units improve their SHARP training, because it was obviously lacking. And it's kind of blown up from there," Moerk said.
Read the full article by Claudette Roulo: Hagel Thanks Soldier for Confronting Unethical Behavior Online
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