Concerned that many men in uniform would hesitate to step forward and admit it when they become victims, the leader of the Pentagon’s sexual-assault mitigation program has announced an initiative to help them. “Most men would rather be silent than report a sexual assault,” said Army Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, the director of the Defense Department Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. The plan, Nichols said, involves:
- Increasing understanding about how sexual assault affects male victims.
- Tailoring support and health care services to address male victims’ needs.
- Creating metrics, to track the progress of the plan.