Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: The Female Veteran

female veteran
The Story of a Brave Soldier Who Became Prey to a Ruthless Sexual Predator Is Told in New Autobiography, The Female Veteran
A courageous solider goes on a top secret mission, only to become prey to one of her own – a ruthless sergeant. In The Female Veteran the brave soldier tells her story of military sexual trauma.
Sheridan, WY – By now, the phenomenon of sexual assault in the military is well-known … but few know the real aftermath. In The Female Veteran one courageous soldier tells her story of a violent sexual assault at the hands of her sergeant and the trauma that followed.
Ty Will had high hopes and expectations for the Army; enlistment represented her opportunity to be a better parent, to become a better person. She relished boot camp and two training courses, and looked forward to her first drug interdiction mission – and her chance to make the world a better place.

But the young soldier's Army life would be turned upside down. She was raped by a ruthless sergeant, a trauma exacerbated by a military ill-equipped to deal with and treat military sexual trauma (MST) and the aftermath.
"Someone told me that I was courageous for writing this book. I didn't write this book because I'm courageous," said Ty Will. "I wrote it out of fear. Fear of not being the best mom I can be. Fear of not being the best person I can be. Fear of not getting past the trauma of being in the Army."
Roughly 3,000 female veterans file MST reports each year, and according to a 2010 survey of all four military branches, as many as 19,000 women were sexually harassed by someone in the direct chain of command – more than 50 per day. Ty Will was one of these women.
About the book:
The Female Veteran by Ty Will
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0589-5
Publisher: OutskirtsPress
Date of publish: June 2013
Pages: 124
S.R.P.: $13.95
About the author:
Ty Will served in the Army Reserves from 1987 to 1989 and went into active duty from 1989 through 1992. She returned to the Reserves until she was honorably discharged in 1995. She served on a secret drug interdiction mission and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal in 1991, a medal that, like so many of her peers, she has yet to receive

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