Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

Findings from the RAND Military Workplace Study

by Kristie L. Gore

In early 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute (NDRI) to conduct an independent assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military — an assessment last conducted in 2012 by the department itself with the Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Personnel (WGRA). In this presentation, RAND co-project leader Kristie L. Gore presents an overview of the final findings from the resulting study, the RAND Military Workplace Study (RMWS), which included a survey of 560,000 U.S. service members fielded in August and September of 2014.

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