Navy Medical Leadership Message on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

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Esteemed Shipmates,

We are the world’s preeminent fighting force because we care for our people.

Our values of honor, courage, and commitment are the lifeblood of our service.  Every act of sexual harassment or assault directly undermines those values – and hurts military readiness.  All Navy Medicine Sailors and civilians must be responsible for demonstrating professional and ethical behavior in all settings and at all times – whether on duty, at home, or online.

We must do all we can to counter the scourge of sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Anyone who encounters or witnesses offensive behaviors has a duty to speak up, intervene, and report it swiftly to the appropriate points of contact.  If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault, call the DoD Safe Helpline.  Services are available 24/7 by phone at 1-877-995-5247 or by text at 55-247 if CONUS or 571-470-5546 if OCONUS, or online https://www.safehelpline.org.

Navy Medicine strives to create and maintain a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity, decency, and respect.  This is fundamental to operating as a highly cohesive team providing outstanding care to our warfighters and their families.  To learn more, click on the link below to watch a message from Rear Admiral Shaffer and me.

SG and DSG Send

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SG and DSG – SAPR VIDEO

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/838365/navy-medical-leadership-message-sexual-assault-prevention-and-response-sapr

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