A senior Space Force official is reportedly still on the job after allegedly storing sex toys in his office and wearing a mankini — over his clothes — at an office Christmas party.
Andrew Cox, who heads the Space Warfighting Analysis Center, was reprimanded and lost bonus payments and an opportunity for a federal bonus on the job after an internal investigation into numerous complaints – including a worker’s allegation that Cox was lacking concentration.[he] acting like a 13-year-old boy,” reported the Air Force Times.
The Office of the Air Force Inspector General launched an investigation in late 2020 that lasted six months and backed up multiple allegations of unprofessional and repulsive antics, according to the outlet.
The Air Force Times said it received a redacted copy of the IG report on Wednesday.
According to the report, Cox wore a green mankini — a skimpy swimsuit popularized by the 2006 film Borat — over his clothes during a 2018 Christmas party in front of colleagues and their families.
“It was chartreuse green and he brought it to the main area,” one person said of the outfit when it was allegedly worn in another instance, according to the Air Force Times. “He [told us he] put it on in front of his wife and leaned over and said, ‘Honey, how do you like that.'”
In 2017, when Cox received a gag gift in the form of an aluminum suitcase — with handcuffs, petroleum jelly, oils, sex toys, and lockable “hot pants” inside — he stayed in his office, the Air Force Times reported.
“The silver case came up in conversation, prompting Mr. Cox to go to his office next door and return with the silver case, laying it open on the table,” reads the IG report of a meeting, at The Air Force Times was involved with Cox.
Cox also had a pair of framed glittery silver pants in his office, which he got in 2013, around the time he became director of the Pentagon’s space security and defense program, the outlet reported.
He hung the framed pants behind his office door with the note: “Get out here in an emergency,” the paper reported.
“Mr. Cox remains the director of the Space Warfighting Analysis Center,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told the Air Force Times on Friday. “The matter has been addressed through established civilian personnel processes.”
A 30-day suspension was originally proposed, but instead Cox was denied a bonus payment of more than $27,000 and missed a chance to win a federal award that would have netted about $40,000, the outlet reported.
Cox reportedly appealed the findings of the investigation, and the Air Force withdrew three of the six misconduct allegations, thinking it was unclear which.
Still, his alleged behavior was enough for a female contractor working for the Space Warfighting Analysis Center to resign in October 2020 because she felt “ostracized and uncomfortable,” the report said.
Cox also allegedly made inappropriate comments in the office where he spoke publicly about male genital piercing and oral sex, the outlet reported, citing the IG report.
He also reportedly used “that’s what she said” jokes, where sexualized comments should be mundane.
“He has a leadership style where he likes to get everyone involved, kind of takes the issue apart… and has a lot of people in the room,” said one complainant. “If he’s not talking about business, [he] acting … like a 13-year-old boy.”
He reportedly became head of the Space Force’s Warfighting Analysis Center in April 2021.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/18/top-space-force-official-andrew-cox-kept-job-after-probe-into-sex-toys-in-office-wearing-mankini-at-holiday-party/ Andrew Cox, top Space Force official, kept his job after investigating sex toys in the office and wore “mankini” to the Christmas party.