Female Marine Charges Obstacle Course With Sexual Harassment
OKINAWA, JAPAN - Charges of sexual harassment have been brought against the base obstacle course this week, after a female Marine from 7th Communications Battalion reported that "she felt extremely uncomfortable doing physical training on or around the object."
The Marine, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims the O-course behaved in an inappropriate manner during a unit physical training session.
“I have never felt so ashamed and violated in my life. The course was all over my lady parts, then, it [the o-course] made me do terrible things," she said.
Soon after the female Marine's meritorious promotion to Corporal, her Battalion commander released a statement.
“I currently have an investigation underway, but right now, we are concerned for this Marine's welfare," said Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas J. Lourian. "I will order a Battalion safety stand down as soon as we have some answers so that this incident doesn’t happen again.”
This isn't the first case at Camp Hansen. Some female Marines …
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