Emily Vorland on board a CH-47 helicopter at Fort Hood. Emily Vorland on board a CH-47 helicopter. The ex-army lieutenant appealed against her discharge for conduct unbecoming after reporting sexual harassment by a superior but was rejected. Photograph: Human Rights Watch

Derogatory Discharge Papers Blight Lives Of Military Who Report Sexual Assault

A Human Rights Watch report has found that an ‘other than honorable’ discharge can stigmatize service members who were sexually harassed or raped