1. Recruiters hold positions of trust & authority and are usually working independently of others. They have the unique ability to use their position to control a new, young, recruit who may be naive to how predators operate. Rule #1: They should never be alone with any new recruit, ever. These are the kind of positions that are attracting rapists because they have easy prey. Need strict guidelines where this is concerned considering how much they have taken advantage of the autonomy given to them. Not all recruiters are rapist but you will find that a rapist will flock to a position like this because of the autonomy and lack of oversight in general.
What do you do if your military recruiter sexually assaults you?
Are you going to report and risk losing a career that never started or report this person?
If you have not yet joined the military, who cares for you since it didn’t occur on Active Duty?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to report to civilian authorities? Where does Commander fit it?
What happens to your career if you report that your recruiter raped you? Is it delayed?
How do you prove it wasn’t consensual if DNA can prove that contact was made?
How do we overcome the ‘he said, she said’ MO that normally occurs as a result of sexual assault?
2. Basic Training Instructors/Drill Sergeants
3. Technical School/AIT Instructors
Scenario: Sexual Assault at Keesler Air Force Base
8. Sexual Assault Response Coordinators/Personnel
9. Office of Special Investigations, Criminal Investigation Division, etc.
10. Medical Personnel
11. Military Prosecutors
12. Service Academies (Future Commanders/Generals)
To be continued…