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Gen. Rice said the misconduct was discovered last year. Some of the 31 cases involved supervisors accused of sexual misconduct with recruits under their command and in basic training. Other alleged improprieties occurred after the service members had completed the 8½ week course. Gen. Rice said the women who had completed the basic course were still in a “technical training environment.”
While Gen. Rice said the problem appears “localized,” the service is reviewing its training practices and supervision of instructors. The investigators will also examine how quickly the training command reacted to the allegations.