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Women in Special Operations: Improvements to Policy, Data, and Assessments Needed to Better Understand and Address Career Barriers : U.S. Government Accountability Office , December , 2022

December 2022

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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From the report: “The Department of Defense’s (DOD) policies to prevent and respond to incidents of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are applicable department-wide. But some of the implementing service policies related to the environments in which U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) operates are inconsistent with DOD policy. The military services, not SOCOM, are responsible for administering service-specific policies on these types of incidents; however, SOCOM service members conduct missions in a joint (i.e., multi-service) environment. Some of the services’ policies related to incidents of gender discrimination and sexual harassment occurring in joint environments are not aligned with DOD policies.”



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