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The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Beaver's Pond Press
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J.h. Gason
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Informative. Gen Shadley does a good job chronicling dates and places. This probably should be required reading for anyone becoming an officer in the armed forces as it gives solutions for future situations concerning the military highlighting the retired Generals problem solving ability. But! there is no doubting it was written by a General. No frills, No action, and really No mention of what activities actually occurred. Was disappointed that the blood was poured on the hands of the Drill Serg ...more
John Smith
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As an officer responsible for handling the public aspects of the subject of this book, back in 1996, I found the book compelling, accurate and instructive. Sixteen years after unraveling a highly visible military sex scandal, retired U.S. Army Major General Robert D. Shadley still has his hand on the string and is speaking out again because the military has not addressed the sexual assault problem aggressively.

In his newly released book, The GAMe – Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal, Shadley allo
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Tim
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
As an Army officer preparing for battalion command in an IET environment, I found MG (Ret) Shadley's book to be a tremendous reference and took extensive notes to document areas I need to research further or ideas to implement into my command philosophy. His recommendations are spot-on and are exceptionally timely as we open more Military Occupational Specialties to our female Soldiers.

As a Second Lieutenant at the Ordnance Officer Basic Course in 1999, the shadow of this scandal still cast on A
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Joe Frankie
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I appreciate the author embarking on this endeavor to provide a detailed accounting of who, what, when, where, why things happened. At the time, most of us just know what was reported. Doing the right thing is tough business in a politically charged environment where multiple factions have agendas to prosecute at the expense of others and the truth. Time has passed for us to step back and appreciate the analysis of the situation and the actions of leaders involved at various levels. The author i ...more
Yvonne Doll
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this fascinating book in one day. General Robert Shadley was extremely thorough in his recall of dates, names, information, and details about the Aberdeen Proving Ground drill sergeant scandal that took place 20 years ago, in 1995. It was abominable that the author was reprimanded and not supported by his chain of command, the Army leaders at the highest levels, for doing his duty and being honorable. I know General Shadley lost much sleep but his integrity remains intact. This book is a ...more
Jodee
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexual-assault
What a unique look into one of the most publicized sex scandals in the Army. I read this as an independent reading for professional development. I'm glad I did. APG happened 20 years ago and the lessons learned are still not completely enforced. I entered the military at the time frame of this epidemic of Drill Sergeants abusing their power over and over playing the GAMe. After reading this, I thank my lucky stars I was at Ft. McClellan. MG (Retired) Shadley stood up in the storm to try and do r ...more
Lance Cangelosi
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting look into what is arguably the genesis of the current fight against sexual assault in the military. When read carefully some of the insights in this book can provide a clear roadmap into how to prevent sexual assault and focus on taking care of victims.

The other aspects of this book are that of a tell-all. Very clearly meant to serve as a personal defense and condemnation of Army leadership at the time.

In the end it was a fascinating and quick read, I personally wish more of the foc
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Clark
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
While at times this book seemed focused on removing the tarnish to MG Shadley's character, I applaud his efforts to shine a bright light on sexual assault in the military. The insight into the senior leadership at the Pentagon and Congress was candid and insightful. A great work on moral courage, and an important read for leaders.
Vince
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Very informative, but poorly written. I suspect it would be nearly incomprehensible to someone unfamiliar with the workings of the Army.
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