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In light of new report, ROTC students ponder military’s sexual assault policies

USA Today reports:

For students enrolled in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) or those considering enlisting in the armed forces upon graduation, the often disputed statistics on sexual violence in the military community force them to think about the extent of their service.

Laura Loyola, a sophomore at Drew University and a private in the Army National Guard, considered the prevalence of sexual violence in the U.S. military before deciding to commit to an ROTC program beginning in the upcoming fall semester.

“I can’t say that I didn’t think about it before enlisting,” said Loyola. “But, sexual assault can happen anywhere at any given moment, so it shouldn’t be something that holds you back from such a great experience.”

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