The military sexual assault/harassment is becoming a prominent concern. No one would say otherwise, however, it takes courage to take a stand; may it be the victim or the bystander. Recently, I had the courage to come forth and unveil the sexual harassment issues I have been dealing with which directly involves me. While we are taught to place our faith in our leaders to protect us, I have begun to lose mine. I caught the senior non-commissioned officer warning another junior enlisted to beware of me for I might simply threaten that individual with a rape allegation. Is sexual assault/harassment a joke? How could anyone be so crude? There was a time I truly wanted to be part of the military but I have come to realize that I have so much more to offer the world as a civilian. I have no strength in me to fight this.