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Vermont Guard Adjutant General Discusses Military Sexual Assaults

The recent report from the Pentagon that estimates nearly 26,000 people were sexually assaulted in the US military last year has been causing a lot of anger.

President Obama has demanded action. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has initiated a staffing review. And all of this comes at a time when the military is beginning the process of integrating women into combat roles. Though not all sexual assaults occur against women.

Major General Steven Cray is the Adjutant General of the Vermont Guard. He spoke with Vermont Edition how the Vermont National Guard deals with sexual assault cases.