Sixteen years ago, Robert Shadley, then a major general in the Army, uncovered disturbing news from an important Army training facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Drill sergeants and other instructors were regularly using their power to get sexual favors from young female trainees, or sometimes even assaulting or raping them.
After spending two years investigating sex assaults at APG, Shadley says not much has changed in the Army a decade and a half later.
In his new book, “The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal,” released the spring by Beaver’s Pond Press, the former general points out the U.S. Department of Defense‘s latest estimates show that at least 18,000 service members are sexually assaulted each year, and possibly as many as 26,000.
“We can see that the problem has not abated,” Shadley said on Wednesday, speaking by phone from his home in Wayzata, Minn.
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