Marie Claire Article – Sexual Assault in the Military: One Woman’s True Story


Sexual Assault in the Military: One Woman's True Story Polo Tate, author of new memoir Deep Dark Blue, was sexually assaulted multiple times during her time at the Air Force Academy. Getty ImagesModel used for illustrative purposes only. “Come on, Tate. My dog-gone grandma is stronger than you!” I was face down in the Colorado dirt. The upperclass cadet shoved his hand down the back of my pants, grabbing my belt, camouflage cargos, and underwear, and yanked me off the ground into a plank position he called “the mother.” I was sweating through full battle dress uniform pants, a USAFA ringer [...]