Reacting to the recent sexual assault scandals in the US military, the recently retired Lieutenant Colonel in charge of sexual assault prevention and response at the New York Air National Guard’s Airlift Wing blasted the military’s program: “I can tell you from my firsthand experiences in this position, the program is BROKE, the commanders do not protect the victims or allow any follow up medical assistance. … The perpetrators do not get punished, but instead are promoted.”
The military’s program “is truly ineffective and a waste of taxpayers’ money,” she claimed, in an AP news report.
A spokesman for the Guard said that “Our New York Air National Guard takes sexual harassment and sexual assault very seriously at all levels of command. Since 2010 the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program has changed immensely and all incidents are investigated promptly and resolved within the regulatory or legal system.”