Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Sexual Assaults in Military on Tuesday
Watch the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on sexual assault in the military, starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
Top military brass, military lawyers and victims' advocates are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday to examine the issue of sexual assaults in the military.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on legislation dealing with sexual assaults. One such measure (S. 967) proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would take all serious crimes including sexual assault investigations in the Armed Forces out of the control of the chain of command and instead have military prosecutors decide which cases to try. The intent is to encourage men and women to report such attacks without fear of retaliation.
Those testifying at the hearing include:
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations
Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps
Gen. Mark Welsh III, chief of Staff of the Air Force
Adm. Robert Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard
Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, judge advocate general of the Army
Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi, judge advocate general of the Navy
Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, judge advocate general of the Air Force
Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary, staff judge advocate to the commandant of the Marine Corps
Rear Adm. Frederick Kenney Jr., judge advocate general of the Coast Guard
Brig. Gen. Richard Gross, legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Col. Donna Martin, commander, 202nd Military Police Group
Capt. Stephen Coughlin, commodore, Destroyer Squadron TWO
Col. Tracy King, commander, Combat Logistics Regiment 15
Col. Jeannie Leavitt, commander, 4th Fighter Wing
Nancy Parrish, president, Protect Our Defenders
Anu Bhagwati, executive director and co-founder, Service Women's Action Network
Maj. Gen. John Altenburg Jr. (Ret.), chairman, American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law
Col. Lawrence Morris (Ret.), general counsel, Catholic University
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