He called sex assault a force protection issue, not "a women's issue."
"It's up to everyone to set and enforce the highest standards in an organization," Shadley said.
The same person who is worried about explosive devices on the battlefield is the one the military should be worried about protecting during training, he said.
"It's everyone's right to be able to come to work and do the best job in the best environment," he said.
Shadley said he is still passionate about the issue of sexual assault in the military, and a portion of the proceeds from his book will go to non-profit organizations helping assault victims.
The challenge is to educate trainees as well as the leaders, he said, especially if social mores make "the GAM" seem less of a big deal, Shadley said.
Some trainees, for example, were more than happy to sleep with drill sergeants in exchange for getting out of morning training.
"What we need to do, and we are trying, is to let the young people coming into the military know that that is not acceptable behavior," he said. "It's educating people not to become victims and it's educating people not to become perpetrators."
Because of the timeliness of the subject, Shadley's book has drawn good reviews because of the course he and his subordinates followed to identify root causes of the scandal at APG and deal with perpetrators.
At the time, sex scandal at APG and one a few years earlier involving Navy aviators, called Tailhook, were the most public revelations of sexual transgressions within the military. Both drew the first widespread attention to the sexual abuse problems in the military.