Brief the Mayor Essay

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H.R. 1529 Anne Reynolds SOWK 535 Laura Gale USC May 5, 2012 Abstract Amending title 10, United States Code, and the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, H.R. 1529 seeks to make changes throughout the Department of Defense in regards to sexual assault and how it is approached. This bill is the Department of Defense’s approach of being more proactive instead of reactive. With one sponsor and thirty nine co-sponsors, H.R. 1529 is a piece of legislation that can bring the current problem of sexual assault in the military to a minimum and increase the moral of the soldiers themselves. This paper will look at the proposed bill itself as well as the political content, problem analysis, existing resources, and the stakeholders involved within this piece of legislation. H.R. 1529 Part A: Legislation and Political Context: What is the “Elevator Speech” overview? A re-introduction of H.R. 5197 from the 111th Congress, the Defense Sexual Trauma Response Oversight and Good Governance Act also known as the Defense Strong Act (H.R. 1529) proposes to change policies that are currently in use in the Armed Forces. This bill will change the policies concerning sexual assault and how it is handled by implementing several changes. The first change that is proposed is that there will be a director of sexual assault prevention and response officer appointed. This officer will be a general officer or a flag officer. In addition to this, a sexual response coordinator will be appointed at the brigade level and at the unit level throughout the Armed Forces. These positions will be filled no later than October 1, 2012 and will be filled by members of the Armed Services or employees of the Department of Defense (no contractors) (H.R. 1529, 2011). Currently the victims that file a restricted (confidential) report cannot access legal counsel without

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