Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies: Academic Program Year 2011-2012
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Section 532 of Public Law Number 109-364, the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year FY 2007, requires the Department to conduct an annual assessment of the Military Service Academies MSA to determine the effectiveness of policies, training, and procedures with respect to sexual harassment and sexual violence involving Academy personnel. For Academic Program Years APY that begin in odd-numbered years, as is the case this year e.g., APY 11-12, the assessment consists of a survey of the cadets and midshipmen conducted by the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC and each Academy s sexual harassment and violence self-assessment report. The Department of Defense DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office SAPRO and the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity ODMEO use this annual assessment as an oversight and compliance tool to monitor improvement of the MSAs Sexual Assault Prevention and Response SAPR and Prevention of Sexual Harassment POSH Programs. To that end, the assessment of the SAPR and POSH Programs was organized by the priorities established in the DoD-wide SAPR Strategic Plan approved in December 2009. The MSA self-assessments describe institutionalized and evolving training programs for prevention and response to sexual harassment and assault. For cadets and midshipmen, this training begins at accession and continues throughout their four years at the academy. Each MSA s effort to improve its policies and training demonstrates a commitment to prevention and support for a climate where victims may confidently report the crime and receive needed assistance. As with prior years, the MSAs employed leaders in the field of sexual violence prevention to inform their programming and educate cadets and midshipmen.
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