Sexual Assault in the Military

Subcommittee: SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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To receive testimony on sexual assault in the military.

For this hearing, the Senate Armed Services Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. 

Pursuant to this guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. 

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Panel 1

  1. Ms. Natalie Khawam
    President and Founder, Whistleblower Law Firm
  2. Ms. Amy Braley Franck
    Founder, Never Alone
  3. Ms. Amy Marsh
  4. Mr. Quinton McNair

Panel 2

  1. Ms. Brenda S. Farrell
    Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, Government Accountability Office

Panel 3

  1. Mr. Eugene R. Fidell
    Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University Law School
  2. Colonel Don M. Christensen, USAF (Ret.)
    President, Protect our Defenders
  3. Colonel Lawrence J. Morris, USA (Ret.)
    Chief of Staff / Counselor to the President, The Catholic University of America