Carry On Podcast, Ep: 004 – Removing Confederate Names from Military Installations
Join host Lindsey Rowland and Denise Rucker-Krepp who served as chief counsel of the U.S. Maritime Administration as they discuss Denise’s very public dismissal from MARAD in 2012, due to her request for an investigation into sexual assault at the Merchant Marine Academy. Denise Rucker-Krepp talks about her continued advocacy to fight for victims of sexual assault in all facets of society, work as a locally elected official in DC, and her top three advocacy projects completed in 2020. Denise Rucker-Krepp is also a distant relative of Colonel Edmund Winchester Rucker whom Fort Rucker, Alabama is named after, as well as a distant relative of Brigadier General Henry Benning, who is honored with Fort Benning. Denise has been a leading advocate for the removal of Confederate names on military installations. Hear Denise’s story and why it is important to her that this legislation passed.