Watch Senate’s Hearing on Sexual Assaults in Military

BY Larisa Epatko  June 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST

Top military brass, military lawyers and victims’ advocates testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday on the issue of sexual assaults in the military.

Updated 5:23 p.m. EDT | Watch Part 1 of the hearing:


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The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on legislation dealing with sexual assaults. One such measure (S. 967) proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would take all serious crimes including sexual assault investigations in the Armed Forces out of the control of the chain of command and instead have military prosecutors decide which cases to try. The intent is to encourage men and women to report such attacks without fear of retaliation.

Those testifying at the hearing include:

PANEL I

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Read his full statement)
  • Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army (Statement)
  • Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations (Statement)
  • Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps (Statement)
  • Gen. Mark Welsh III, chief of Staff of the Air Force (Statement)
  • Adm. Robert Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard (Statement)
  • Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, judge advocate general of the Army
  • Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi, judge advocate general of the Navy (Statement)
  • Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, judge advocate general of the Air Force
  • Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary, staff judge advocate to the commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Rear Adm. Frederick Kenney Jr., judge advocate general of the Coast Guard
  • Brig. Gen. Richard Gross, legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

PANEL II

  • Col. Donna Martin, commander, 202nd Military Police Group
  • Capt. Stephen Coughlin, commodore, Destroyer Squadron TWO
  • Col. Tracy King, commander, Combat Logistics Regiment 15
  • Col. Jeannie Leavitt, commander, 4th Fighter Wing

PANEL III


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