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
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
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
Chad, United States Army Shortly after switching from Reserve to Active Duty, I was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. My unit was sent to the field within days of my arrival. My first night in the field with my unit I was brutally hazed by a group of my peers. As the assault … Continue reading Years of abuse
I am one of the lucky ones. I left for Basic Training at Lackland AFB in November a couple years back. I was older, 23 when I went, so already felt I had the leg up. I still try to put it behind me, act like it didn't happen, so I can move on. No … Continue reading Male recruit raped at Basic Training
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
A few years ago I was serving on a cutter in the Coast Guard (I'm at a different unit now). We were at a week-long port call and were moored up at a pier. I was on the mess deck eating lunch with a female coworker on a Monday, and she told me a story. … Continue reading The bystanders
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.
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
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 to 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 questions … Continue reading Nobody to turn to.