1973 - Food Service Protest

The next January, 100 to 150 kitchen workers confronted the director of the food service division, Col. Mary Preston, presenting her with a list of 33 demands. Commander Moncrief’s reaction was swift and severe. Nell Pendleton was removed from her EEO position, as was a part-time EEO counselor named Helen Martin. In addition, the Army initiated court martial procedures against three soldiers it claimed had participated in the protest. All five countered that they were merely present to support the workers.