Protecting our people

By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This topic is important to all Americans and especially important to the military as sexual assault degrades trust and is contrary to our Army Values.  This year’s theme, “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission”, emphasizes the damaging impact that sexual assault has not only individual victims but on our units and teams as well.

Eradicating sexual assault from our team is essential to unit readiness. Americans deserve to feel confident that military leaders will care for their sons and daughters just like we care for our own.

We are trusted to treat our teammates with dignity and respect and to foster a healthy climate that is safe and free of unethical conduct.

Senior leaders are responsible for ensuring…