Sexual Assault Awareness Month launched Armywide

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo courtesy Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii HONOLULU — Col. Sean Jenkins (center, with lei), deputy commander-support, 25th Infantry Division, and Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention program personnel accept a signed Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclaimation on behalf of the Army from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (front, fourth from right) and City Council members during a SAAM proclamation signing at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, here, March 27. All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were invited to participate in the event.

Photo courtesy Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
HONOLULU — Col. Sean Jenkins (center, with lei), deputy commander-support, 25th Infantry Division, and Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention program personnel accept a signed Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclaimation on behalf of the Army from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (front, fourth from right) and City Council members during a SAAM proclamation signing at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, here, March 27. All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were invited to participate in the event.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), an annual observance held to raise awareness and educate communities on the prevention of sexual violence.

Locally, the state of Hawaii is joining U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii to increase awareness.

The Army, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is implementing the new 2014 SAAM theme “Speak Up! A Voice Unheard is an Army Defeated.”

This theme is designed to strengthen the collective moral and ethical commitment in keeping Army Values and Warrior Ethos, and to show respect and dignity for every Soldier, Army civilian, family member and our nation.

SAAM is also an opportunity to highlight the corrosive effect sexual assault has on Soldiers, unit readiness, team cohesion, command climate and trust.

By taking part in SAAM activities, the Army demonstrates its commitment to build and improve the positive climate necessary to prevent the crime of sexual assault and to reaffirm the Army’s reputation as a mission-ready, values-based organization.

(Courtesy of Stand-To, U.S. Army.)

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