Amando’s Story of Surviving Military Sexual Assault One night Amando was attacked, sodomized, and left for dead by six members of his platoon. To safeguard his dignity and career, he chose not to report it. Now Amando is speaking out to change the way military rape is handled. This is his story.

Protect Our Defenders Foundation is a human rights organization. We honor, support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military system for investigating and adjudicating sexual assault and rape — a system which often re-victimizes assault survivors by blaming them and failing to prosecute perpetrators.