Panetta, Dempsey Announce Initiatives to Stop Sexual Assault
By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 – The Pentagon’s top civilian and military leaders took their campaign to stop sexual assault in the military to Capitol Hill today, where they announced new initiatives to combat the problem.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with reporters after meeting with three members of the House of Representatives who are working on the issue.
Left to right: U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts, U.S. Rep. Michael Turner of Ohio, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California, U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak with reporters at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2012. Panetta and Dempsey met with members of the House to discuss new measures to combat sexual assault in the military. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo