Fort Riley High In Assault Cases

Female soldiers at Army bases in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, according to a new Rand Corporation study.

The study looked at Army incidents, and found that female soldiers at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, both in Texas, faced the highest risk.

Units with more frequent deployments to war also saw higher risk.

Other bases with high risk were Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Carson in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas, said the study.

Rand said that the risk varied widely, depending on the female soldiers’ base, unit, career field, age, and even whether they were at posts with a higher number of civilians.

Female soldiers in medical or personnel jobs have the lowest risk, while those in field artillery face the highest risk.

Other jobs that lagged behind were infantry, armor, and special operations.