Bush completed the requirements of his degree last spring but was not commissioned an officer with his class in May. His official status is "delayed graduate," Schofield said.

Bush's attorney said his client is gratified that Miller declined to pursue charges against him.

"Midshipman Bush is a young man who has committed his life to the protection of our country and, with these criminal charges now behind him, he looks forward to continuing his loyal and devoted service," attorney Andrew J. Weinstein said in a statement.

Burke, the alleged victim's attorney, said her client was pleased to hear that cases are moving forward against two of the three men.

"She's a strong young woman who is committed to doing her part to ensure public safety," the Baltimore-based attorney said. "She wants to see justice done."

The woman, now a senior, declined to be interviewed on Thursday. She told The Washington Post this week that she now suffers "complete and total isolation" on campus.

She said she is determined to finish her course work, earn her commission and serve in the Navy.

"I've heard more than once that these things follow you," she told the Post. "But I have aspirations to be the leader I came here to be."

Burke said she was pleased with Miller's decision to prosecute the two midshipmen, but remains concerned about the process. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Miller has the authority to reject the findings of a court-martial he has convened.

"We continue to be troubled that the victim will be required to undergo additional hours of grueling testimony, knowing that a single person not in the courtroom has the power to set aside the jury verdict," she said.

She said she wants Miller to pledge to uphold the results of the court-martial.

pwood@baltsun.com

twitter.com/pwoodreporter