Sexual assault in the military is a tremendous problem. Low prosecution rates and even lower conviction rates are endangering servicemembers’ safety. This bill would give military commanders, investigators, prosecutors, and survivors the resources to investigate and punish these crimes.
Keeping military commanders involved in the sexual assault response process is a bad idea. Evidence shows that military commanders often pressure those reporting sexual assault to drop their claims; so relying on them to investigate and prosecute these crimes is doomed to fail.