If it gets reported to the IG, the Chaplain, or the JAG, those troops will
report it, because their entire job is duty bound to do so.
So if a rape doesn't get reported it's either because it wasn't reported, it wasn't reported to the right organization, or the victim specifically requested anonymity
. Which is something you can do through the Chaplains Office and several of our civilian third party sexual assault prevention organizations, and many victims do.
If you file it under anonymity, then Law Enforcement is told not to start a case on it to protect the identity of the victim.(More accurately the damn Chaplain doesn't tell us anything about it, not even who the rapist allegedly is, even if we aren't told who the victim is) Our hands are tied when that happens.
The only thing I can really say would make things better is more courage from the victims in the face of a really traumatic, daunting, uncomfortable situation. You have to stand up, report the issue immediately to the proper authorities, and make absolutely damn sure that your issue doesn't go away until a conclusion is made. I can't have a whole lot of sympathy for someone who wants justice for something they didn't report, or waited several months or years to report. I understand the traumatic gravity of the situation, but it pisses me off because then I can't help catch whatever disgrace to the uniform is out there raping people
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.