DoD Orders Retraining of Recruiters/Responders in Wake of Sexual Assault Allegations

Responding to allegations of damning behavior by military recruiters and…

Responding to allegations of damning behavior by military recruiters and other personnel involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to address sexual assaults, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Hagel was informed yesterday about allegations of criminal behavior against an Army sergeant first class who was a sexual assault prevention and response coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas.

Read more at defense.gov.

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  • Of course they have to do something, but a real man knows right from wrong whether trained or not. It is a matter of respect, which is learned early in life. Maybe better screening techniques will help; this is an unecessary embarrassment for our military.