Drugged and Raped in Germany

Anonymous, United States Army I joined the Army as a bright-eyed and innocent 17-year-old in 2004. I knew exactly what I wanted to do and my desire to become a Blackhawk Crew Chief controlled most of my choices during my ten-year career in the Army. Basic and AIT went pretty smoothly, I found most of … Continue reading Drugged and Raped in Germany

Three years and finally taking action

Anonymous, United States Coast Guard I joined in Aug 2011 and went to my first unit in Oct 2011. This was the first time I left my family back at home, and I was on my own. I was living in a place by myself. I was young, 20 yrs old at the time. I … Continue reading Three years and finally taking action

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

Raped at Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine

I joined the U.S. Coast Guard October 31, 1983. After graduating boot camp, I was assigned to a small boat station in South Portland, Maine. It was there that I was brutally raped and told that if I told anyone that my face would be cut up with a knife. The rape was reported and … Continue reading Raped at Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine

Raped and retaliated against in the U.S Navy.

Anonymous, United States Navy It took a lot of courage to come forward and report I was sexually assaulted by my army supervisor (e-7) and his Afghan colleague who both worked for the 3star Army command general. I thought there would be an investigation and that I would be allowed to continue doing my job, … Continue reading Raped and retaliated against in the U.S Navy.

Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

They say a Marine on duty has no friends. Truer words have never been spoken. My experience in the military has been one of accomplishment, pride, and endurance. It was also heartbreaking, emotionally disturbing, and disappointing. I enjoyed being in the Marine Corps. It was challenging. It pushed me to limits I didn’t even know … Continue reading Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

Nobody to turn to.

Wronged Recruit, United States Army I had loved hanging out at the recruiting station, chatting with my recruiter, SFC H. He seemed like a nice guy. Always willing to come pick me up across town since I didn't have a car, let me use his computer since I didn't have internet, answer any question I … Continue reading Nobody to turn to.