Sexual Assault Information and Support for DON Civilians In the Pentagon
Sexual assault is a crime... It hurts a shipmate and affects the readiness of the entire unit. Ultimately, our challenge to eliminate sexual assaults will be resolved by leadership - at the unit level.
CNO announced five initiatives to help "end the scourge of sexual assault" in our Navy (click here).
Sexual assault has no place in our Corps. Sexual assault not only has a long-lasting effect on the individual victim, but it also erodes unit readiness and command climate. I see positive progress and indicators that the Marine Corps SAPR Program is going in the right direction. However, I also believe that there is still much work to do... Marines must all work together to create an environment in which crimes of misconduct are not tolerated in any form.