Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Witnesses for March 13th Senate Hearing Examining Sexual Assaults in the Military

Mar 6, 2013

Washington, DC –U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the newly named Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, announced today the witnesses for her first subcommittee hearing to investigate sexual assault in the military on Wednesday, March 13th.


U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel


Room SH-216

Hart Senate Office Building


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.




To receive testimony on sexual assaults in the military.




Panel I at 10:00 a.m.


Anu Bhagwati

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Service Women’s Action Network


BriGette McCoy

Former Specialist, United States Army


Rebekah Havrilla

Former Sergeant, United States Army


Brian Lewis

Former Petty Officer Third Class, United States Navy


Panel II at 2:00 p.m.


Robert S. Taylor

Acting General Counsel of the Department of Defense


Lieutenant General Dana K. Chipman, JAGC, USA

Judge Advocate General of the United States Army


Vice Admiral Nanette M. Derenzi, JAGC, USN

Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy


Lieutenant General Richard C. Harding, JAGC, USAF

Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force


Major General Vaughn A. Ary, USMC

Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps


Major General Gary S. Patton, USA

Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office


Rear Admiral Frederick J. Kenney, Jr., USCG

Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard