In the wake of the scandal involving CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore "Sal" Giunta says the damage has been done but the military must learn from it.
Giunta is a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.
He told CBN News that while the damage from the scandal has been done, it's now about our military responding in the right way.
"The moral failure -- I'm disappointed, obviously. No one's happy about this. But we all are people, and people will make mistakes, and it is about the resilience and the bouncing back," he said.
"I'm not responsible for Gen. Petraeus, nor are the other soldiers, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force, but we can take what he has done and learn lessons from it," he said.
"It doesn't make him a terrible person; it means he made terrible decisions in the past, but he also has made a lot of great decisions," he added.
Giunta received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the war in Afghanistan.