The Twenty-Seventh Public Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces was held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023.
Arlington, VA - The twenty-seventh public meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces ("DAC-IPAD" or "the Committee"), was held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.
On Tuesday, March 14th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Committee discussed, deliberated, and voted on the: 5th Annual DAC-IPAD Report; the Report on Victim Impact Statements at Courts-Martial Presentencing Procedures; and, the Study of Appellate Case Review of Sexual Assault Cases. The last session, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., the Committee received an update from the Special Projects Subcommittee. The meeting concluded at 4:00 p.m.
The DAC-IPAD welcomes written input from the public on these topics or other issues under its consideration. Written comments must be received by the DAC-IPAD at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that they may be made available to the Committee members for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via e-mail to the DAC-IPAD at
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.