Contained within the pages of the Committee Report 22 of 108 – House Report 113-102 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal year 2014 are shocking references indicating a serious problem in regard to male on male rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military.
So much so that the military has ordered a review to be complete no later than May 30, 2014:
“In 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that approximately 1 in 100 service men indicated that they experienced sexual trauma in the military. During that same year, the veteran health facilities documented 244,074 occasions in which male veterans were provided military sexual trauma-related outpatient care. In its latest Report on Sexual Assault in the Military Services, the Department of Defense estimates that only about 14% of its service members who are sexually assaulted report that they were a victim of this crime. Reporting a sexual assault is difficult for any victim, but for males in the military, it may be especially daunting. The committee is concerned that the DOD has not focused on efforts to assist male service members to ensure victims receive the specialized care that may be needed. Therefore, the committee directs the Comptroller General of the United States to undertake a review to determine to what extent (1) does the culture of the U.S. military pose unique challenges for preventing and responding to sexual assaults of male service members, (2) what steps the DOD has taken steps to address the incidence of and response to male service members who are sexually assaulted, and (3) whether the DOD established policies and protocols for the provision of medical and mental healthcare to address sexual trauma given the unique requirements for male victims of sexual assault. The Comptroller General shall submit the results of the review by May 30, 2014” (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov).
See video: US Marine Jeremiah Arbogast: Male rape in the military is about power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iVy_9LYv6o
See also video: Congressional Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tSPZjdISwg
The Washington Times reported “The Defense Department estimates 19,000 sexual assaults occur each year, but only 17 percent are ever reported. In 2010 … 8,600 victims [who reported were female, an incredible 4 percent of the women in the military that year], and 10,700 victims were male, reported the Service Woman’s Action Network.”
With 1,219,510 men serving in 2010, if only 17 percent of all male “rape” victims reported, this means, based on the aforementioned figure of 10,700 victims, that 62,941 military men were sexually assaulted by other men that year.
While men are statistically more loathe to report their sexual victimization than are women, 10,700 male soldiers, sailors and airmen in 2010 actually reported their sexual assaults. What this means is not totally clear, since men are cannot technically be raped, despite the term being regularly used in the recent hearings on the matter. WND
In “The military is 85 percent men and 15 percent women.” Still, according to the Naval Personnel Command (2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Training Guide), “about 56 percent of estimated sexual assaults in our military are men, and 44 percent are women” (source: Sodomite abuse in the U.S. military http://exposingliberallies.blogspot.com/2013/05/sodomite-abuse-in-us-military.html).
See video: Rape in the Military – its a man’s world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uBbEaXFIZw
See video: Male on Male rape in the military http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgb8pWS2dYI
See video: Male rape in the military epidemic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAWsVzgyQbo