Friday, September 26, 2014

Chilling complaints of sexual misconduct

Two days ago Global Military Justice Reform noted that there was testimony in a case at Ft. Leonard Wood that a command sergeant major had threatened that trainees would not graduate if more complaints of sexual misconduct surfaced. Now it appears there also was testimony that a lieutenant colonel made a similar comment. Both Missouri senators are now on the case, as is a public interest organization. No word yet from the base commander. Query: are the 2013 military justice reforms working, or do these reports suggest that Congress needs to do more (such as pass Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act)?

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