Completed Committee Studies

DoD's Training of Junior Enlisted Service Members: An Analysis of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Training for DoD's Most At-Risk Population

At the request of the Department, the DAC-PSM conducted a 2022-23 review of sexual assault and sexual harassment training offered to junior enlisted Service members and submitted its report, entitled “DoD’s Training of Junior Enlisted Service Members: An Analysis of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Training for DoD’s Most At-Risk Population” to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. The Committee focused its analysis on training of junior enlisted Service members (E1-E4), not only because annual reporting data repeatedly show that this subgroup is at highest risk of being affected by harmful behaviors, but also because it comprises a significant portion of the overall DoD military population (approximately 700,000 Service members across active duty, Reserve, and National Guard categories).

 

The report offers 16 recommendations for the DoD's consideration and seeks to deliver two impacts for this large at-risk population:

  • Help reduce the number of incidents of sexual misconduct that these individuals might be affected by early in their military careers
  • Equip future leaders with the appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively guide Service members who enter the military behind them
 

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