Just over half (92) of the 183 nuclear missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana have been implicated in a widening exam cheating scandal, the Air Force said on Thursday, acknowledging it had “systemic” problem within its ranks.
The cheating was discovered during an investigation into illegal drug possession among airmen, when test answers were found in a text message on one missile launch officer’s cell phone. The Air Force initially said 34 officers either knew about the cheating or cheated themselves.
After, an investigation was started and all work personal were investigated. Due to the 2018 DOT drug testing regulations, each and all work personal had to take an obligatory drug test. Thankfully, the company, USA Mobile Drug Testing, offers their services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, all employees were pulled aside for a total of 15 minutes to get tested.