Update 23FEB13 We want to thank everyone that took their time to contact us about this case. We were contacted by many on Active Duty Coast Guardsmen or women that witnessed Captain Decola verbally and emotionally abuse rape survivors. Even though what Decola did was clearly barbaric the amount of support and love from Active … Continue reading Wall of Shame: Captain Pete Decola, United States Coast Guard
I am a Senior Chief with the US Coast Guard. I am writing this because I need help. I mentored hundreds of people throughout my career. A SN that I mentored early on in his career made it to Chief and I helped him through every step of the way. Throughout all of these years … Continue reading Senior Chief ordered to cease talking to a shipmate that reported rape.
Active Duty, United States Coast Guard I was raped and chose unrestricted reporting. My Chief and others told me that they would stand by me and that my assailant is going to go to prison. They saw my injuries and knew of "the history" of my assailant that they promised that they would testify against … Continue reading Active Duty Coast Guardsman face retaliation for seeking treatment for rape.
Anonymous, United States Coast Guard As an E3 in Alameda (5 years ago), I was assaulted at a party. I was drinking, and the person who assaulted me managed to have me leave the party with him- several friends saw me leave and did nothing to stop me- and I ended up in his apartment. … Continue reading Coast Guard Investigative Service blames victim for her rape.
Anonymous, United States Coast Guard I am in desperate need for some help. I reported my rape and it went nowhere. I was told that there were not enough creditable evidence to bring this case to trial. They have separated the two of us and I am safe from him. My problem is since my … Continue reading Coast Guard Captain calls rape survivor “liar” and “nut case”.
HS2 Federico Sanchez was on officer of the day duty when he thought it would be funny to further victimize a rape survivor. According to the rape survivor she was invited on base for a meeting, followed all necessary steps including being on an approved guest list and provided a valid government ID. After realizing … Continue reading Coast Guard Petty Officer Federico Sanchez re-victimized rape survivor
Jennifer Norris, Maine Director of the Military Rape Crisis Center speech at a recent press conference hosted by Protect Our Defenders. Jennifer was in Washington DC with other sexual assault survivors of the military asking elected Congressional leaders to conduct a full investigation on how the DoD is addressing rape and sexual assault in the … Continue reading Jennifer Norris speaks at the National Press Club
Anyone that ever attempted to work with the United States Coast Guard came upon these apathetic response from Coast Guard members. We hope to start the conversation so we can eliminate sexual violence in the United States Coast Guard.