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  • BriGette McCoy, former specialist in the U.S. Army, testifies before a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing on sexual assault in the military in March 2013, photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Images

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    Preventing Sexual Violence in the Military

    Nov 2, 2021

    The military has worked hard in recent years to raise awareness about the problem of sexual violence. But it needs to take a big step forward to make investments and change the culture in ways that will deter sexual assault and sexual harassment by holding perpetrators and leaders accountable.

  • Junior enlisted troops after the III Corps and Fort Hood command team discussed Operation People First and listened to their concerns, December 10, 2020, photo by Blair Dupre/Fort Hood Public Affairs

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    Risk of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Army Varies

    Jun 18, 2021

    Sexual assault risk is higher for Army women at Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, and several other bases than it is for the average woman in the Army. And bases with high sexual assault risk also have high sexual harassment risk. What organizational characteristics are associated with increased risk?

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