#MeToo in the #USCG

Survivors of sexual violence had their personal autonomy taken away from them by their perpetrator during the time of the attack. It is our responsibility--as a society to create the space needed for survivors to regain their sense of self and to help them recover from their assaults. #MeToo helped the nation remove a layer … Continue reading #MeToo in the #USCG

PTSD and the Coast Guard

Coast Guard Spouse, United States Coast Guard My wife is currently stationed with an ANT Team. Last August she was breaking in as one of the coxswains on the boat. Unfortunately, she was involved in a mishap. She took for blame for the mishap since she was driving the boat. After the incident, her command … Continue reading PTSD and the Coast Guard

Raped and still paying for it

I joined at a young age but was sure the Coast Guard was where I wanted to be. They shipped me across the country away from family to a remote area with no support. I began to receive sexual harassment from my co-workers at my unit. After filing a harassment complaint about rumors spreading about my sexual life, … Continue reading Raped and still paying for it

Recently separated Coast Guard veteran demanding changes in how the Coast Guard handles rape cases.

I was separated from the Coast Guard because I reported a rape. I am not ready to share my story.  I do want to share these four concerns that I feel should be addressed by the Congress. 1. I was forced to pay out of pocket to attend my own Article 32 hearing. I was … Continue reading Recently separated Coast Guard veteran demanding changes in how the Coast Guard handles rape cases.

Base Boston, the Coast Guard, and Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

Base Boston It’s the headquarters for the Coast Guard’s entire First District. It’s where many victims of sexual assault in the service get sent. And it’s where, all too often, their military careers then come to an end. read full story here and in the current issue of Boston Magazine

Coast Guardsman raped twice, still serving with rapist.

Anonymous, United States Coast Guard A Coastie had poker night at his house. Only three Coasties attended. The other Coastie was the designated driver because he is a mormon and does not drink nor does he even play poker. Now that I think about it I am not even sure why he attended.  Knowing that … Continue reading Coast Guardsman raped twice, still serving with rapist.

Sexual harassment, racism and rape at the Coast Guard Academy

When one chooses to attend a service academy you expect to be sexually harassed or discriminated against for having a vagina or the color of your skin or the shapes of your eyes.  The extent of harassment I experienced couldn't have ever been imagined. I have been sexually harassed almost daily since 2008. When reported … Continue reading Sexual harassment, racism and rape at the Coast Guard Academy

Coast Guard admits to covering up rape, sexual assault and hazing.

This is what Sabrina Elgammal, a Coast Guard public affairs told a rape survivor because public affairs were fed up that the rape survivor was speaking out about her rape. As per the request of the survivor we can forward the entire thread to CGIS or Headquarters if they choose to investigate. mydutytospeak@stopmilitaryrape.org