U.S. Navy Disqualifies 151 Following Sexual Assault Review

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Navy has disqualified 151 sailors from serving in “positions of trust,” including serving as sexual assault counselors, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Most of the disqualified sailors were removed from their positions because they lacked proper training, according to USA Today. It is unclear at this time if any of the sailors will be discharged.

The military has been conducting a review of members in these positions after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the review in order to combat sexual assault in the armed forces.

The Army disqualified 588 soldiers in February after conducting its own review.

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