AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with sexual assault by ensuring victims receive adequate support, and hence, supports the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention (STOP) Act (H.R. 3435). Stronger rules and better enforcement are critical to the health and safety of the men and women in our nation's armed forces. H.R. 3435 would create and empower a civilian sexual assault oversight council, establish protocols to protect victims, and create tools and resources to help reduce sexual assault. Ensuring adequate investigation and support is a first step toward eliminating the stigma of reporting sexual assault and fighting its prevalence in the military. We must help protect the troops who protect us.