I’m in the military, does my commander have to know about my assault?

No. The military does not necessarily have to know about your assault. As with any assault, it is up to you if you wish to report to military police. Staff and counselors STSM will provide you with the information you will need to make this decision.

If you are a member of the armed forces and are a survivor of sexual assault, contact STSM at (803) 790-8208 or our 24 hour crisis hotline at (803) 771-7273.