By R. Joseph Pilgrim, Veterans Attorney Service in the US Navy is different than that of any other branch, as life aboard ships presents hazards many may not be aware of. From using different chemicals to working on the flight deck, shipboard life presents many opportunities for illness and injury.…

Military Sexual Trauma (or MST) affects both men and women, and includes any sexual activity a person is involved in against his or her will. MST encompasses sexual activity where coercion is used (the threat of negative consequences, or a promise of faster promotions or better treatment), or where someone…

A New York Times article published May 1, 2014, indicated a 50 percent increase last year in reports of rapes and sexual assault, according to a study performed by the Pentagon. In 2012, a confidential Pentagon survey estimated that 26,000 men and women were victims of sexual assault. Of those,…