Nationwide, nearly 750 cadets and midshipmen said in an anonymous survey they were sexually assaulted last year but only 92 formally reported it.
Don Christensen, a retired colonel and military attorney, said just four people accused of sexual assault at the academies last year were convicted.
“Accountability is the missing element in all of this,” Christensen said. “Each one of the academies has a three star who oversees it. They’re literally the only person who can prosecute the case … they simply do not send enough people to court.”
The Pentagon said this report does not reflect the impact of prevention programs implemented last year. Army Secretary Mark Esper said he has directed West Point’s leadership to come up with an updated action plan in the coming weeks.
The Air Force Academy told CBS News, “We remain committed to tackling this issue head-on. We have worked diligently to create new programs and adjust existing ones in order to better serve our cadets.”