Characteristics of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Army: Implications for Prevention Efforts
[Technical Report, Research Report]
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In February 2021, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the armed services to take immediate action to address sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military, including by focusing on high-risk military installations. An improved understanding of the characteristics and context of sexual harassment and sexual assault events could inform the design of prevention efforts aimed at reducing the prevalence of such incidents. Recent research conducted in RAND Arroyo Center has explored these topics. This research brief highlights the top-line findings from two projects that have implications for Army prevention strategies an assessment of organizational characteristics of sexual assault and sexual harassment and an exploration of the types of sexual harassment or gender discrimination events experienced by Army soldiers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations