The Director of National Security James Clapper has agreed to change the National Security Questionnaire to protect victims of sexual assault. This questionnaire contained a question that asked about an applicant’s counseling history. Prior to this announcement, applicants who had received counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were able to answer “no” to this question, but those who had received counseling for military sexual assault still were required to answer yes. This announcement came just one day after a panel representing the Fort Bragg community participated in a forum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh to discuss the heightened awareness about military sexual assault and the progress made in addressing this issue in their community.
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