The Thirtieth Public Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces was held on Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th, 2023.
Arlington, VA - The thirtieth 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, June 13th, 2023 from 12:55 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 from 8:25 a.m. to 4:30 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, June 13th, the Committee received testimony from military criminal investigators; military and civilian prosecutors; and senior enlisted leaders. Prior to adjournment, the Committee heard public comment. On Wednesday, June 14th, the Committee received testimony from the military Services’ victims’ counsel organizations and civilian advocacy organizations. The Committee heard observations from members’ attendance at an Office of Special Trial Counsel. The Committee heard from the DoD Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and then received an update on the bi-annual Collateral Misconduct Report. The DAC-IPAD Special Projects, Case Review, and Policy subcommittees updated the Committee on their on-going projects. The Committee conducted deliberations regarding information received during the public meeting. Prior to adjournment, the Committee heard public comment and then conducted a meeting wrap-up and preview of its next public meeting. To receive meeting access, please submit your name, affiliation/organization, telephone number, and email contact information to the Committee at:
The DAC-IPAD welcomes written input from the public on this 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.