If you need support now call the DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247 or 911. For other resources, see our Survivor Resources page.
General Courts Martial (GCM)
Our goal is to attend every cadet GCM involving sexual misconduct and show our support for those willing to press charges and face the ordeal of a GCM. Please consider attending a GCM if you can.
- 6-9 Aug 2019 General Court Martial USAFA Cadet Hong (abusive sexual contact, attempted sexual assault)
Cadet Hong accepted a plea deal and committed to testify in another case. He pled guilty to assault and battery and received dismissal and 8 months confinement. For more details see the Gazette article. A member of ZASA Board of Directors attended the Hong GCM proceeding. We will continue to attend all USAFA cadet sexual assault related court martials in support of the victims/survivors.
- 9-13 Sep 2019 General Court Martial for Sexual Assault
The accused Cadet First Class was found Not Guilty by a jury of five women and three men. Both the victim and accused testified. Two members of ZASA Board of Directors attended the proceedings. We will continue to attend all USAFA cadet sexual assault related court martials in support of the victims/survivors.
- 10-21 Aug 2020 - General Court Martial for Sexual Assault, Maj Burns (Rape/sexual abuse of a child)
- 4-8 Oct 2020 - General Court Martial, US v Cadet Brown (Rape)
- 16-20 Nov 2020 - General Court Martial, US v Cadet Kim (Abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by battery)
Stories in the News
How to Sell Your Rape Story
The Woman Who Pioneered the Rape Kit
Guilty Verdict in Weinstein Trial a Victory for Survivors
Will We Ever Figure Out How to Talk to Boys About Sex?
Checkpoints: A Prevention Puzzle and A Mission of Support
December 2019 -- Jeff Holmquist wrote two feature articles for Checkpoints, the AOG's official magazine, on sexual assault prevention and support for victims. The second article "A Mission of Support" centers on the efforts made by ZASA.
'It Will Always Be A Part of My Life': Chanel Miller is Ready to Talk
September 22, 2019 -- "It Will Always Be A Part of My Life" -- Chanel Miller discusses her book "Know My Name" in which she describes her sexual assault on the Stanford campus and how it has affected her life.
DoD IG: Military Sexual Assault More Likely Than Combat to Result in PTSD
November 5, 2019 -- Military Times writer Haley Britzky, describes the alarming statistic reported by the Inspector General that more military members have PTSD from sexual assault trauma than combat trauma.
I’m the Comedian Who Just Confronted Harvey Weinstein. Here’s Why I Spoke Up.
Abusers banned on UTSA teams
Six Men Tell Their Stories
September 10, 2019 -- In a New York Times article, author Dave Phillips and photographer Mary Calvert brilliantly capture what they can of the stories of six military men who came forward about being sexually assaulted. These military members were part of our Navy, Army, Air Force, and National Guard, and yet faced dehumanization and disrespect from their own. It is in stories that we see the true humanity of an issue, so we urge you to take the time to immerse yourself, and try to see through someone else's eyes.
#MeToo -- and Then what?
June 19, 2019 -- An Inside Higher Ed article in which Jay Silveria, the commander of the United States Air Force Academy, shares a process the military uses to support sexual assault survivors that civilian institutions might also find helpful. To do this, Silveria describes the organizational support system at the Academy and then considers the pros and cons of this approach. He parts with a plea for institutions to come together to share both successes and failures in survivor support, because despite the additional pressures this will place on an institution, such actions could have a life-changing impact on the survivors.
Enhanced Access, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Program
USAFA has started a new prevention/awareness program for women. Over half of the incoming freshmen women will receive the training. EAAA was developed in Canada and has been implemented on many campuses under the name “Flip the Script”. Research shows it reduced sexual victimization of women by over 40%. Here is the website for more information on the program. The program is still in a test phase. Results are promising and we hope to have a decision about its future implementation soon.