To help address the crime of sexual assault within the Military, the Department of Defense and various Service branches conduct comprehensive annual sexual assault reports. The data provided in such reports serve as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care and accountability goals.
Section 577(f) of Public Law (PL) 108-375 requires the Department of Defense to submit an annual report on sexual assault in the Military to Congress. The report is divided into the following major sections: DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Overview, Program Highlights, Aggregate Report of Sexual Assault Incidents, Way Ahead for Program and Strategic Observations.
The annual reports on sexual harassment and violence at the three U.S. Military Service Academies provide data on reported sexual assaults involving cadets and/or midshipmen, as well as policies, procedures and processes implemented in response to sexual harassment and violence during the Academic Program Year.
United States Coast Guard
At the present time the United States Coast Guard, being under the Department of Homeland Security and not the Department of Defense, is the only military branch that is not required to submit to Congress the number of sexual assaults reported.