We are contacted regularly regarding requests for soldier who was raped
within the last two or three months on the battlefield. While we
understand your desire to interview such a person, you need to know that
fulfilling is very unlikely. All the Active Duty soldiers are not
allowed to speak to the media without punishment by the military. So any
information you share, such as your request, will have to be posted on
our private group sites or on Facebook. Survivors may contact you
directly. Remember that the survivor has the ultimate say in any media
request. Panic often sets in, and the project may have to be scrapped at
the last moment.
If you are thinking this will be a "short" article, it may not be
possible due to the layers of information, and the understanding of the
entire picture before anyone is able to successfully write about the
subject of Military Sexual Trauma.
If you are serious about investing time, we will return your call. With
all interviews of survivors we insist that you have a professional on
staff for the repercussions of talking about the trauma. If the person
has a friend they prefer, that can be agreed upon.
Here are two brief videos you might want to
watch in advance of making the request: