Protect Our Defenders CEO Col Scott Jensen, USMC (ret.) was an opinion contributor for USA Today.
We have seen just how pervasive this epidemic is throughout politics, the entertainment industry and almost any other business sector you can name. This includes our United States military, the single largest employer in the world. We must demand fundamental changes to a military justice system that allows commanders to put our best and brightest at risk, and protects those who use their positions of power to prey on our country’s service members. It is critical to the security of our nation’s future. It is unacceptable that any institution, much less our military, the most revered and vital institution in America, be left to police itself after decades of failure. The stakes are too high.