Service academy superintendents Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams of the U.S. Military Academy, Vice Adm. Ted Carter of the U.S. Naval Academy and Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria of the U.S. Air Force Academy take questions during a press conference at the Better People, Better Leaders, Better Nation Conference in Annapolis, Md., April 4, 2019. (KEN-YON HARDY/STARS AND STRIPES)
Service academy superintendents Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams of the U.S. Military Academy, Vice Adm. Ted Carter of the U.S. Naval Academy and Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria of the U.S. Air Force Academy take questions during a press conference at the Better People, Better Leaders, Better Nation Conference in Annapolis, Md., April 4, 2019. (KEN-YON HARDY/STARS AND STRIPES)

Conference sparks dialogue on preventing sexual violence at service academies, colleges

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Secretaries of the Army and Navy on Thursday opened a “national discussion” of unwanted sexual contact at colleges, universities and service academies with a challenge: Find real ways to stop it now.

“These destructive behaviors violate the safety and security of our young men and women are entitled to in colleges and universities around the country,” Army Secretary Mark T. Esper said. “To put it simply, the current situation is unacceptable.”

The secretaries, along with the Air Force, invited academic leaders and experts to the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland this week to find ways to prevent sexual violence and to share initiatives that have shown promise. This comes as a survey released in January showed a 50 percent rise in claims of sexual assault and harassment at the military service academics.

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