Some years ago, a year-old female Marine, a military police officer, was working at a guard shack screening service members and civilians before they entered the base. As a lance corporal, she was new to the job and the duty station, her first in the Marine Corps. At some point during her shift, a male sergeant on duty drove up. Get in the car, he said, the platoon sergeant needs to see you. She opened the door and got in, believing she was headed to see the enlisted supervisor of her platoon. Instead, the sergeant drove her to a dark, wooded area on base. It was deserted, no other Marines were around. I'm new at this. You're the only leadership I've ever known, and this is what happens. She looked at him, then got out of the car and walked away.
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Amy Johnson loved the physical challenges and camaraderie of boot camp and had dreamed of spending her whole career in the Marine Corps, serving her country and fighting abroad wherever necessary. Now the former lance corporal is wondering if images of her appeared on that Facebook page, which according to an internal Marine Corps document was patronized by 30, current and former male marines. The page was exposed at the weekend for posting photographs of unwitting female marines, some naked, with derogatory and violent sexual language alongside, news which brought swift condemnation from the military and the announcement of a criminal investigation.
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A RAND Corporation study released last month documenting the behavioral health of service members confirmed that out of the U. The results elicited countless jokes about how nobody needed a study to know that. The Marines have long had a reputation for attracting the most adventurous—and arguably reckless—recruits into its ranks. However, in recent years, the sexual misadventures of Marines have put the Corps under scrutiny. It also has the highest number of sexual assaults of the armed services, and it was at the center of the infamous Marines United nude photo-sharing scandal that led to a criminal investigation and congressional hearings last year.