Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten appears at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., July 30, 2019. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Editor's Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Faced with a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a subordinate female officer, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, strenuously maintains that he is innocent.

However, he said, the experience of being accused has made him more aware of the problem of military sexual assault — and now he wants to be part of the solution.

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The entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Associated Press/Patrick Semansky)

The conviction of a former Naval Academy midshipman for sexually assaulting a female midshipman while she slept has been overturned.

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the adjutant general of Wisconsin, talks with firefighters from the 128th Air Refueling Wing, General Mitchell Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, and the Oshkosh Fire Department during EAA AirVenture July 26, 2019, in Oshkosh Wisconsin (U.S. Air National Guard/Airman 1st Class Cameron Lewis)

At the request of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin National Guard's Adjutant General Donald Dunbar will resign from his post at the end of the month after an investigation found a litany of failings in how the Guard handled sexual assault and harassment allegations.

The National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations report, released Monday, said the Guard's policies and procedures for handling allegations of sexual misconduct are out of date, ineffective, understaffed and in violation of federal rules.

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The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C (Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether military personnel can be prosecuted for rape long after the crime occurred in an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that overturned the rape conviction of an Air Force captain.

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Two services. Two incidents involving service members accused of serious misconduct. Two vastly different approaches to openness and transparency.

When U.S. Special Operations Command announced on Wednesday that a SEAL platoon was being sent home early from Iraq because their commander has lost confidence in them, U.S. military officials did not mention that one of the SEALs had been accused of sexually assaulting a female service member. That was first revealed by New York Times reporter David Phillips about 24 hours later.

San Diego-based attorney Jeremiah Sullivan confirmed to Task & Purpose that he represents a member of Foxtrot Platoon SEAL Team 7 who is being investigated for sexually assault but has not been charged.

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(DoD photo/Michael Romeo)

A military officer is reportedly willing to testify before lawmakers that Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who has been nominated to become the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sexually assaulted her.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the unnamed officer stated she could agree to testify under oath to the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, which is considering Hyten's nomination, that the Air Force general made unwanted sexual contact with her multiple times, including allegedly sexually assaulting her in December 2017.

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