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Misconduct in the Military

“Retired Air Force Colonel Don Christensen is President of Protect our Defenders -a group focused on combating sexual violence in the miltary. He says the problem is highlighted in a new report from the independent Rand corporation. Released in September, it used complex math to evaluate risk, base by base, branch by branch.

Col. Christensen: Navy and the Marines are much higher sexual assault rates and what the Air Force has. There are 8 installations in the DOD where there are over 500 sexual assaults every year. Fort Hood had almost 900 sexual assaults per year. If you have a better chance of being raped than you had to be injured in combat, we know that number’s too high.”

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