Superior Betrayal

By Elisha Morrow (Some names are not disclosed for safety reasons.) “These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Coast Guard men and women. I will...

Time to Heal

By “Jane Doe,” Former Staff Sergeant Seven years later, I believe that I am starting the healing process. I still have the dreams, I am still triggered, and there are still sleepless nights. Sadly, my assault and subsequent treatment by my superiors after...

The Day to Day

by Christine S. I’ll admit that for a while right after it happened I went a little crazy. I haunted the local grocery store in the early morning hours, caressing fruit and squeezing bags of bagels at 2 am. It was the only place nearby that was open 24 hours. I...

Question 21: The Urgent Right to Heal

By Christine S. Christine S. has spent 16 years on Active Duty and is a veteran of OIF and a Bronze Star recipient. She is currently serving in the Washington, DC area. I read with exasperation Secretary Panetta’s announcement a few weeks ago regarding changes...