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By Susanne M. Schafer
Copyright: Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first woman to head the Army's Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson has filed suit against the government, contending she was the target of racial and sexual discrimination.
In response, U.S. attorneys for the federal government have asked that the claims by now-retired Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King be dismissed.
U.S. Assistant Attorney Terri Hearn Bailey said in a motion filed earlier this month in federal court in Columbia that the government is immune from the suit under the Feres Doctrine, which "bars this court from hearing tort claims arising out of, or incident to Plaintiff's military service."