|Our Naval Academy is struggling to eradicate sexual harassment, assault and rape from its definition of 21st century professional midshipmen esprit de corps.|
A lawsuit should not be necessary to compel our mostly cerebral Naval Academy to teach1 tomorrow's naval officers how to balance testosterone with estrogen and brains with brawn, especially our future submarine officers.
UPDATED 01/05/2017 WH, It's on Us Campus Sexual Assault Summit
UPDATED 05/23/2016 Guardian, US senator says military sexual assault cases show 'troubling command culture'
UPDATED 04/19/2016 WT, Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases
An Associated Press analysis reveals cherry-picked or omitted data was submitted to Congress to give the impression that the military was more willing to prosecute sexual assaults than civil authorities.
It is thought the deception is part of the military's efforts to ensure sexual assault prosecutions remained in the military's "chain of command".
UPDATED 04/07/2016 WP, Why sex assault reports have spiked at the Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy
and Twitter, It's on US and It's on US dot org
UPDATED 06/16/2015 YahooNews, As activists graduate, campus sexual assault remains in the spotlight
UPDATED 12/08/2014 Reuters, More work needed to end U.S. military sexual assault: Hagel and Report - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (28M pdf))
UPDATED 08/04/2014 ProPublica, Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?
UPDATED 05/01/2014 NYT, Sex Assault Victims in Military More Likely to Step Forward, Report Finds (50% year on year increase in reporting) and SAPR, DoD FY13 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (pdf)2 and SAPR, DoD FY13 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military Press Briefing (pdf)
Navy, 21st Century Sailor Office Director Briefs Sub Community, Senior Leaders
Also, UPI, 55 colleges under review for mishandling sexual assault and harassment and ED, U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Higher Education Institutions with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations and NotAlone, CDC Survey of Evidence Based Methods for Preventing Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Lessons from Research and Practice (pdf) and WH, FACT SHEET: Not Alone – Protecting Students from Sexual Assault
UPDATED 03/20/2014 Reuters, U.S. Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case
UPDATED 01/23/2014 UPI, Obama names task force focused on college sexual assault
UPDATED 12/28/2013 VOA, Pentagon Sees 50% Rise in Reported Sexual Assaults in 2013
If an estimated 26K military personnel periodically experience unwanted sexual contact then significant under reporting still exists.
UPDATED 12/23/2013 DefenseGov, Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, December 20, 2013
Includes an attachment describing DoD initiatives, as if December 01, 2013 focused on reducing or eliminating sexual assaults involving military service personnel.
UPDATED 10/09/2013 WP, Naval Academy superintendent doesn’t have to recuse himself from sexual assault case
Our U.S. Navy, more often a leading indicator, is lagging while stumbling through its systemic sexual harassment, assault and rape problem—a response, to date more indicative of 1950 than 2013.
UPDATED 08/26/2013 NavyLive, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at U.S. Naval Academy Program manager for sexual assault prevention and response discusses U.S. Naval Academy's efforts to address sexual harassment, assault and rape.
UPDATED 06/02/2013 Philly->AP, Military's sexual-assault problem has deep roots
It may be necessary to temporarily transfer reporting and responses for all sexual harassment, assault and rape events outside the chain of command until our services develop a fundamental understanding of the problem (i.e. conducts the research).
Expressions of outrage, condemnation, commands or implementation of punitive measures and prohibitions however necessary or well intentioned only demonstrate a profound lack of understanding of the problem.
Expressions of outrage, condemnation, commands or implementation of punitive measures and prohibitions are not substitutes for effective solutions.
UPDATED 05/24/2013 BBC, Obama tells Navy class culture of sex assault must end
UPDATED 05/07/2013 NYT, Pentagon Study Sees Sharp Rise in Sexual Assaults and SFGate, Military sex assault reports up, changes ordered
Evidently our Air Force is leading the way in demonstrating how not to eradicate our military services' sexual harassment, assault and rape epidemic.
UPDATED 01/09/2013 NavyNews, Readout of SECNAV, CNO Jan. 7 Visit to U.S. Naval Academy
SecNav, CNO, and Superintendent must stop
UPDATED 12/22/2012 NavyLive, Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies
SecNav, CNO, and Superintendent express shock and condemnation over the latest annual report (pdf) that finds no statistically significant changes in prevalence rates of sexual harassment of women at the Naval Academy.
UPDATED 12/09/2012 NavyNews, Sexual Assault Prevention And Response - Fleet (SAPR-F) Master Mobile Training Teams Prepare To Deploy
UPDATED 12/01/2012 NavyNews, Haney Directs Pacific Fleet To 'Stamp Out' Sexual Assault
A stand against sexual assault is necessary but not sufficient to move our professional sailors to a personal perceptive parity in sexuality—it's much different and more complex than the typical, traditional and relatively simple (but still difficult) transition from a civilian to military ethos.
Our navy must sponsor the novel research required to teach and train our professional sailors (especially our submariners) how to develop a personal perceptive parity in sexuality—novel research that may well discover that current military and sexual conquest ethos are mutually enabling codependents!
The prophylactic measures described by COMPAC (i.e. avoid circumstances and events related to poor judgment) will be helpful pending our navy's implementation of a personal perceptive parity in sexuality program.
UPDATED 11/16/2012 NavyLive, Combating Sexual Assault—An All Hands Evolution
Thomson Reuters, Two women say were raped, punished at US military academies
1. An unimaginative course title of: "Beers, Boobs and Boners".
Boobs are midship(wo)men that have not yet mastered the relationship between naval missions and esprit de corps—Boobs that progress to our submarine force, for whatever reason are potentially harmful and dangerous.
A Boner is a Boob triggered event, which by definition is unrelated to either a naval mission or espirt de corps (e.g. sexual harassment, assault and rape).
Beers catalyze Boobs' Boners.
2. There were no restricted or unrestricted reports in the category cadet/midshipmen for the FY2013 reporting period. One aggravated assault case (Art. 120) from the October 2007 to June 2012 reporting period in the category cadet/midshipmen was dispositioned during the FY2013 reporting period.