This report discusses the findings of a survey conducted across all military branches and the Coast Guard. The survey elicited over 26,000 responses from both men and women, and explored instances and reactions to unwanted sexual contact, including where and when the incidence occurred, characteristics of offenders, and experiences related to reporting and seeking help. The purpose of this survey was to assess and evaluate efforts to prevent sexual assault within the military.
This is the third survey of gender-related issues of active duty Service members conducted by Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) since 2002 as part of the quadrennial cycle of human relations surveys outlined in Title 10 U. S. Code Section 481. Measures used in WGRA 2010 represent the DoD standard across Services and survey years, thus allowing comparability in evaluating prevalence of sexual assault behaviors and effectiveness of sexual assault response and prevention programs.