Accession Number:

ADA608954

Title:

Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

In September 2012, following investigations for alleged sexual assaults during basic training, an Air Force Commander-directed report made 46 recommendations intended to better prevent sexual assaults during basic training. Congress mandated that GAO review the Air Force s efforts to implement the recommendations and lessons learned to better prevent and respond to sexual assault incidents among the services. This report examines the extent to which 1 the Air Force implemented the recommendations to better prevent, investigate, and respond to sexual assault during basic training and evaluated the effectiveness of actions taken and 2 the military services have a process to share lessons learned and have data to oversee their efforts to prevent sexual assault and related misconduct during initial military training. GAO analyzed the Commander s report, DOD policies, annual reports on efforts to improve the Air Force s program, and surveys, and met with officials.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE