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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel introduces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Director, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, during a news conferene about the Defense Department's sexual assault prevention and response program, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Pentagon.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel introduces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Director, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, during a news conferene about the Defense Department's sexual assault prevention and response program, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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