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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, April 1, 2014:
Last year the Pentagon estimated there were 26,000 service women and men who were sexually assaulted in 2012. However, fewer than 3,400 actually reported assaults to their superiors.
That means military members are even more hesitant than civilians to report sexual crimes.
Many feared they would be retaliated against, humiliated, or blamed for causing the assault themselves.
However, the number of cases that have come to light have left many demanding reforms.
Last month, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation that strengthens prosecution of sex assaults in the military.
The services branches have taken notice and have responded with their own awareness programs.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Smart Talk takes a closer look at the U.S. Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention or SHARP program.
Major General Tony Cucolo, Commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle and Command Sergeant Major Dwayne Parrish appear on the program.
Sergeant Major Dwayne Parrish & Major General Tony Cucolo
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