Battling the Storm Within

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sexual assault numbers, suicides on the rise: 'Clearly we have to do something different,’ acting Army secretary says

The number of sexual assault cases and suicides in the Army are on the rise, and the service’s new top leaders say they are looking at how to change culture at the squad level to address it.
The rise in sexual assault is focused in the 17- to 24-year-old demographic, meaning soldiers who are relatively new to the Army. Suicides among active-duty soldiers also rose about 20 percent late last year.

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