Defense Advisory Committee on Investigations, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces

The Nineteenth Public Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 via teleconference.

Arlington, VA - The nineteenth public meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces ("DAC-IPAD" or "the Committee"), will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., via teleconference.  Connectivity to this meeting is limited and on a first-come basis.  To access the teleconference dial: 410-874-6300, conference pin: 328 916 161.

The DAC-IPAD was established by the Secretary of Defense in February 2016, in accordance with section 546 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, as amended. The Committee is tasked to advise the Secretary of Defense on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct involving members of the Armed Forces based on its review of such cases on an ongoing basis.

At this meeting the DAC-IPAD staff will provide the Committee with a briefing of the Committee’s review and assessment of racial and ethnic disparities in the investigation, prosecution, and conviction of Service members for sexual offenses involving adult victims within the military justice system as required by section 540I of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The Committee will deliberate on the methodology, data results, and report content.

The DAC-IPAD welcomes input from the public on these topics or other issues under its consideration.  Requests to make public comment, submission of written comments or materials, and any other inquiries may be directed to Ms. Marguerite McKinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 614-0287.

This meeting is open to the public, via teleconference.  Connection is limited and available on a first-come basis.

More information about the Committee, including the meeting agenda and materials, is available on its website at http://dacipad.whs.mil. In the event the Office of Personnel Management closes the government due to inclement weather or for any other reason, please consult the website for any changes to public meeting dates or time.

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