Comments to USCCR on Veterans and Service Member Civil Rights
AAUW believes that several policies of the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) should be revised to reflect the reality of an increasingly diverse military. AAUW recommends:
- moving the investigation and prosecution of military sexual assault out of the chain of command;
- addressing the specific health care needs of female service members and veterans;
- increasing attention to work/life needs of our military and veterans; and
- including female veterans and service members in medical studies and research.