Report: Sexual harassment rarely reported in military | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
Sexual harassment in the military still an issue as many cases go unreported.
In a 2010 Defense Department survey, 41 percent of service members – 52 percent of women and 38 percent of men – said that in their work group, people would be able to get away with sexual harassment to some extent even if it were reported.
The GAO also found that the Defense Department has not held commanders accountable for completing required assessments of the equal opportunity climate in their commands.
Although the department requires the services to provide an annual assessment of their programs, including specific data for sexual harassment complaints, those reporting requirements have not been enforced for almost a decade, the GAO found.