Over two hundred generals and top non-commissioned officers were at the Army’s sixth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno was there, stating the obvious.
…Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, commander of Army forces in Japan, was suspended Friday by Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno for allegedly failing to properly investigate a sexual assault complaint.
Odierno would not discuss Harrison with reporters Friday, but suggested that some Army leaders haven’t seen the sexual assault problem clearly as it built in intensity.
“The amount of reports that are now coming out — people willing to go public, which I think is a good thing — has brought this to a head for me,” he said. “Maybe we have a bigger problem than I imagined.”
Only if you think 26,000 incidents of sexual assault in the military last year is a “problem.” Or this: Military Rape Survivor: Decades Of Failure To Improve Sexual Assault Policies Has ‘Re-Victimized’ Me.