ABSTRACT

Military Hazing: DOD Should Address Data Reporting Deficiencies, Training Limitations, and Personnel Shortfalls, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the Highlights: "According to DOD's Harassment Prevention Strategy, incidents of harassment--including hazing-- jeopardize combat readiness and weaken trust within the ranks. DOD established a harassment prevention and response program that includes hazing to address these behaviors. House Report 116-120 accompanying a bill for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 included a provision for GAO [U.S. Government Accountability Office] to review DOD's efforts to implement hazing prevention and response programs. This report addresses the extent to which DOD has: (1) visibility over hazing and reported complete hazing complaint data to Congress; (2) assessed servicemember harassment prevention and response training for compliance, sufficiency, and effectiveness and reinforced training; and (3) provided MEO [Military Equal Opportunity] professionals with required certification training. GAO evaluated the completeness of DOD's hazing reports to Congress, compared training data to billets, and conducted a generalizable survey of MEO professionals, among other things."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104066
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Date:
2021-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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