U.S. Military Leaders Given 2 Weeks to Show Their Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Are Working
January 26, 2021
In one of his first actions as defense secretary, Lloyd Austin is ordering his top generals to report on the measures they're taking to prevent sexual assault and harassment in the ranks -- and how they know they're working.
On Saturday, Austin sent a memo to senior Pentagon leaders, combatant commanders and heads of other defense agencies and field activities giving them just two weeks to provide a detailed report that includes oversight measures they've implemented and data on how effective current prevention efforts have been.
Read more: Military Leaders Given 2 Weeks to Show Their Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Are Working (military.com)
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