Commentary

July 19, 2013

Every Airman Counts

Gen. Larry O. Spencer
Vice Chief of Staff

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Fellow Airmen,

I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness – sexual assault.
This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. †Our mission effectiveness is built on trust and nothing can be allowed to violate that trust.

We are launching the “Every Airman Counts” campaign in an effort to hear more from you on how best to address the issue of sexual assault prevention and response within our organization. The first initiative beginning today is a public facing blog where Airmen can post suggestions, ideas, or concerns, and senior leaders and subject matter experts can join the dialogue. †In addition to the blog, later this month, we will host senior leader web chats that will be moderated forums for real-time information exchange between our Airmen and experts in this field.

Sexual assault is an issue that affects us all. It’s important for us to know exactly where and what the issues are so that we can address them with undivided focus. †I need every one of you to share your thoughts on how we can best ensure that we have an environment where dignity and respect are prevailing qualities in our daily relationships.

There’s no doubt that with your help, we can make our Air Force family stronger and eliminate sexual assault from our service. †For more details on this campaign, I invite you to log onto the Air Force Portal today.




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