Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault During Initial Military Training
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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