Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults

Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults Some women in the military are still receiving inadequate care for sexual assault, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published Tuesday found. The report found that “not all first responders had completed the required training,” even after a 2005 Department of Defense directive mandated “a comprehensive policy … More Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same 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 … More Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Military Lacks Uniform Reporting & After Care Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault (in garrison)

GOAL: Create national/uniform reporting standards that are supportive of military members who are victims of crime. Their safety, health, rights, and career are equally as important as the rights of the accused. Military Culture (closed institution) 1. Empower all servicemembers to report violent crimes to civilian authorities (they actually have criminal databases, procedures for preserving … More Military Lacks Uniform Reporting & After Care Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault (in garrison)

Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

Helping Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, The Boston Globe (2012) Air Force Sexual Abuse Trial Gets Underway, NBC Nightly News (2012) Preventing Rapes in the Military, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC (2012) Sexual Assault in the US Military, Minnesota Public Radio (2012) Lackland Sex Scandal Continues to Roil Air Force, Houston Chronicle, Texas (2012) Don’t Suffer … More Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony

A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony I was especially inspired by Massachusett’s Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ piece in the Huffington Post, “A Cultural Change Is Needed.” Shortly after testifying in front of an almost empty House Armed Services Committee hearing room, on my … More A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony

The Uncounted (CNN Special on Caregiver & Family Suicide)

The Uncounted Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide. That number is sadly familiar. It has become a symbol of the cost of war that extends beyond the battlefield. But no one is tracking war’s impact on another group: military spouses, siblings and parents. Their suicides go uncounted. The dozens of military family members I interviewed over the … More The Uncounted (CNN Special on Caregiver & Family Suicide)