Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military 
Fiscal Year 2018 

Military Sexual Trauma is not a gender issue. 

" This article discusses the unique ways in which men may experience MST, and examines how social stereotypes of masculinity, myths surrounding sexual assault, and military culture and structure often influence a man's interpretation of an attack and his likelihood of reporting the incident or seeking treatment. It describes current treatments for MST-related mental health conditions and addresses implications for nurses and other health care professionals."

By Denise M. Eckerlin, BSN, RN, Andrea Kovalesky, PhD, RN, and Matthew Jakupcak, PhD

Additional Information 

Discharge Upgrade Info 

Healing Retreats /Programs for
MST Survivors

MST Support / Advocacy Organizations 

VA Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators for all 50 states. 

MST coordinators are available at all local regional benefit offices. They can help you through your claim.

Make The Connection

This site will allow you to fill in your zip code to find VA and community resources in your area. Watch Veterans and their family members share real stories of strength and recovery, find useful information and local mental health resources, and explore ways to show your support.

FREE Legal Clinics in VA facilities for all 
50 states. - Updated January 2019 

Veterans Legal Clinic - University of Michigan 

The Influence of Military Sexual Trauma on Returning
OEF/OIF Male Veterans, 2015

Veterans Legal Clinic - U​​CLA School of Law 

Human Rights Watch, May 2016 Booted: Lack of Recourse for Wrongfully Discharged US Military Rape Survivors 

Veterans Legal Clinic - University of ​San Diego

Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military 
Fiscal Year 2017

​Veterans Law Clinic - William and Mary Law School 

Veterans Legal Clinic - Syracuse University College of Law

​​Law School Veteran Law Clinics by state. These clinics usually offer services pro-bono to Veterans, assisting with discharge upgrades, disability compensation claims and more. 

Veterans Legal Clinic - G​​olden gate University School of Law 

Chapman University Law Clinic - Military and Veterans Law Institute

​​Veterans Law Clinic - Southern Illinois University