"This report should leave no doubt in anyone's mind that there is an epidemic of sexual assaults in our Armed Forces that must be addressed at the Pentagon's highest levels. Clearly, there needs to be a culture change in the military making the rape or assault of a female comrade a betrayal of one's service and country. This is going to require more than training videos and posters; it demands an absolute commitment from the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff down to every platoon leader and recruiter. Secretary Hagel and Chairman Dempsey have personally assured me this issue is a top priority for them. I intend to hold them accountable,' said Congresswoman Betty McCollum, D-MN4, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.