Sexual assault imposes significant psychological consequences on the survivor, as shown by this soldier’s story of recovery. DCoE appreciates her courage to share her story and her desire to help others.
Pvt. Jane Smith (not her real name) enlisted in the Army right out of high school in 1999 and joined a unit driving trucks at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She was excited about her new job and aimed to make the military a career. But Smith’s excitement came to an abrupt end shortly after her arrival.
Smith was raped by a fellow soldier.