The Navy and Marine Corps will begin publishing their own versions of a sex offenders list as part of an effort to crack down on sexual assaults, CNN has learned.
Both branches will start posting the results of courts-martial, including sexual assault proceedings in the services, on their home pages.
Convictions and acquittals will be listed, according to a Navy official who described the plan to CNN. He declined to be named until it is officially announced.
The Navy, however, does not plan to publish the names of individuals.
“The point is we are trying to track trends and show we are holding people accountable,” the official said. The published information will include the individuals’ military rank, a description of charges, the outcome of the case and punishment.
The list is part of the Navy’s broadening efforts to combat sexual assaults in the ranks.
Roving shore patrols will now begin at all bases where troops live in barracks. The intent, according to the Navy, is to deter behavior in the barracks that could lead to sexual assaults by having a more visible presence of senior enlisted and officer personnel, especially late at night. The Navy has instituted similar patrols in San Diego, where the patrols also visit bars and restaurants to increase that visibility.
Along with the other services, part of the effort has centered around “deglamorizing” alcohol use, as military officials like to say. Officials have long said alcohol has been a factor in many sexual assault cases.
The Navy is also announcing it will tighten the sale of all alcoholic beverages in its stores on bases - many of which are open 24 hours.
Sales will be limited from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Display space in stores might also be limited.
The official announcement of the initiatives is expected later Thursday.