TEXAS — Today, Glass Soldier a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the culture of reporting for service members launches a podcast spotlighting the people behind the movement.
According to the Department of Defenses own data Of the 5,805 cases that qualified for possible disciplinary action only 307 CASES were tried by court martial. In the same report just 1.9% or 108 offenders were convicted of a non-consensual sex offense. Those are the appallingly statistics for the worlds largest employer.
To rise to the challenge, Glass Soldier announced today the launch of its podcast, Duty-Bound, which seeks to amplify the voices of activist, change-makers, and local leaders who are fighting to change the culture of reporting in the American Armed Forces today. Hosted by founder Diandra Poe, Duty-Bound taps into the issues and topics that matter to service members around the world and provides a unique perspective on how we can prevent and eliminate sexual assault among our ranks. Through immersive conversations, Duty-Bound will shine a light on the issues and power of the survivor community and deliver a unique perspective on how to combat this epidemic.
“It’s time for the DOD to take ending military sexual trauma more seriously and work with outside groups,” said Glass Soldier Founder Diandra Poe. “Now more than ever, the growing and powerful MST community needs to be seen and heard, and Duty-Bound will serve as a vehicle to increase the pressure on our leaders. With Duty-Bound, Glass Soldier is tapping into our expertise of this key demographic to serve as national pioneers for changing the culture of reporting by acting with integrity, welcoming vulnerability, and encouraging meaningful collaboration to deliver necessary change for our service members.”
New Duty-Bound episodes, will be released every other Tuesday via Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, and all other major podcast platforms. The launch of Duty-Bound marks the start of the next phase in Glass Soldier’s ever-evolving innovative approach to engaging the civilian community.