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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Marine Corps takes new step to separate troops caught sexually harassing others

The Marine Corps took a new step Tuesday to stop sexual harassment in the service, requiring commanders to submit anyone involved in a substantiated case to be reviewed for possible separation from the service the first time they are caught.

The move was disclosed in an administrative message, and revises the Marine Corps Separation and Retirement Manual. It specifically applies to cases in which a Marine distributes intimate photographs of someone else without their consent, as well as harassment in which a Marine offers to influence someone’s career in exchange for sexual favors or initiates unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature.

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