"I was approached by a Drill Sergeant," says a woman we're calling Jane, "on a night when I was standing duty. Just had to stand in the hallway and be awake while everyone else was asleep. He told me I had a phone call at 2 a.m. I figured if someone's calling me here, it's an emergency. He began to accost me, telling me how it would be a shame if I was to lose rank while in basic training. I asked him what he was talking about, and he told me, 'You're going to have sex with me. If you don't, I'll make sure you're going to lose rank ... we'll get you NJP'd.'"
An NJP is "non-judicial punishment," which is how the military deals with crime and infractions without involving the cops. Jane was well-versed enough in military law and basic common sense to know that threat was bullshit. So Sergeant Douchecopter tried a different tact: He made it clear that if she resisted, she wouldn't make it back home alive. See, at that point, her training unit was doing training exercises in "orienteering," aka "hiking through the mountains without getting lost." His threat was to simply make sure she did. "Before every orienteering course they put us through, they'd say 'Don't get lost, privates die out here.' So he threatened that the next time we went out ... I'd get 'lost.' And I'd die of dehydration or starvation before anyone could find me."