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The A7D Affair

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Kermit Vandivier
Position: (Tech. Writer)
Activities: Vandivier noticed many irregularities in testing methods and showed to test lab supervisor.
Obligation: If he found errors from the test, he should report to Gretzinger who has responsibilities from that.

Activities: Lawson asked him to write a falsified qualification report. Vandivier refused and told Gretzinger. But Gretzinger was convinced by Line. Unwilling to play his part, Vandivier wanted to confer with Line. But again he was convinced by Line. Then wrote the qualification report with Lawson.
Ideals: Having to support his family. Responsible for those fake data.
Obligation: He should keep his ethics, defy Gretzinger and Line instead of join this plot to defraud for keeping his job.
Ralph Gretzinger
Position: Test Lab Superviosr
Activities:
Vandivier showed him the irregular test, Gretzinger vowed he would never permit deliberately falsified data or reports to leave his lab.
Ideals: Gretzinger vowed he would never permit deliberately falsified data or reports to leave his lab.
Obligation: He should not allow fake data or reports happened in his lab.

Activities: After Hearing that someone asked them to do a falsified qualification report, he became angry and talk with Line. Then he chosed to fake the report to keep his job.
Ideals: He need this job to support his family. No responsible for what happens to those data after they leaving.
Obligation: He should not allow fake data or reports happened in his lab
Russell Line
Position: Manager of the Goodrich technical Services Section
Activities: Convincing Gretzinger to fake the data.
Obligation: He should not allow or even convince his subordinates write a fake report and give it to LTV.

Activities: Convincing Vandivier to play his part.
Ideals: No control to give LTV a real report or not, just do as he was told.
Obligation: He can refuse to do his job and tell LTV about the truth…...

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