PUBLIC LAW 108–136—NOV. 24, 2003
117 STAT. 1467
the Department of Defense database known as the Defense Incident-Based Reporting System. (3) Within 90 days after receipt of the report under paragraph (1) the Secretary of Defense shall submit the report, together with the Secretary’s evaluation of the report, to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives. (e) REPORT ON AIR FORCE ACADEMY.—Simultaneously with the submission of the report under subsection (d)(3), the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of the Air Force, shall submit to the committees specified in that subsection the Secretary’s assessment of the effectiveness of corrective actions being taken at the United States Air Force Academy as a result of various investigations conducted at that Academy into matters involving sexual assault and harassment. (f) COMPOSITION.—(1) The task force shall consist of not more than 14 members, to be appointed by the Secretary of Defense. Members shall be appointed from each of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and shall include an equal number of personnel of the Department of Defense (military and civilian) and persons from outside the Department of Defense. Members appointed from outside the Department of Defense may be appointed from other Federal departments and agencies, from State and local agencies, or from the private sector. (2) The Secretary shall ensure that the membership of the task force appointed from the Department of Defense includes at least one judge advocate. (3) In appointing members to the task force, the Secretary may— (A) consult with the Attorney General regarding a representative from the Office of Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice; and (B) consult with the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding a representative from the Women’s Health office of the Department of Health and Human Services. (4) Each member of the task force appointed from outside the Department of Defense shall be an individual who has demonstrated expertise in the area of sexual harassment and violence or shall be appointed from one of the following: (A) A representative from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education. (B) A representative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services. (C) A sexual assault policy and advocacy organization. (D) A civilian law enforcement agency. (E) A judicial policy organization. (F) A national crime victim policy organization. (5) The members of the task force shall be appointed not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (g) CO-CHAIRS OF THE TASK FORCE.—There shall be two cochairs of the task force. One of the co-chairs shall be designated by the Secretary of the Defense at the time of appointment from among the Department of Defense personnel on the task force. The other co-chair shall be selected from among the members appointed from outside the Department of Defense by those members.
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