Navy Brass Targets Hike in Sexual Assaults
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 3, 2010
The Navy’s top brass wants commanders to “get uncomfortable” about sexual assaults, which are happening at the rate of more than one a day and to one in five female sailors during her career — mostly at the hands of other shipmates.
“A lot of it is blue on blue, sailor on sailor,” the Navy’s No. 2 officer, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert, said during a recent speech in San Diego.
“In your Navy and my Navy, that’s, to me, totally unsatisfactory. I have a problem even talking about it. It gets me irritated,” he said.
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Statement of Admiral Michael G. Mullen, U.S. Navy Vice Chief of Naval Operations before the Subcommittee on Personnel of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, February 25, 2004