Department of Defense

Pentagon Releases Independent Review Commission Findings on Sexual Assault in the Military

By Rohini Kurup
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 4:53 PM

On June 2, the Defense Department released a report from an independent review commission on sexual assault in the military. The 300-page report assesses the military’s handling of sexual assault and makes more than 80 recommendations to prevent sexual assault and move sexual assault prosecutions outside the chain of command. Among other findings, the report identifies a “wide chasm between what senior leaders believe is happening under their commands, and what junior enlisted Service members actually experience.” The commission was created by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the request of President Biden.

You can read the report here and below: