15 September 2021

New Army office to address sex crimes removed from chain of command


The Army plans to establish an independent office for handling sex crimes that is removed from the chain of command, according to recently released comments from its top civilian official. In comments made last week, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth did not mention when such an office will be created or how it will be organized. However, the secretary did make clear that the service intends to take sex crimes out of the hands of commanders after years of pushback. “It’s critical that we respond [...]