Commentary

May 4, 2012

AETC Commander: Airmen must eliminate sexual assault

by Gen. Edward Rice Jr.
Air Education and Training Command commander
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Integrity First — it’s our first core value and the cornerstone of our ability to eliminate sexual assault from our service. Integrity is about doing the right thing and as we focus our attention on sexual assault this month, we must renew our commitment to uphold the dignity of, and respect for, every human being.

I want to be very clear; there is no room in the Air Force for sexual assault. It undermines everything we believe in. It weakens the trust the American people have in us as individuals and as an institution. It is a crime and will not be tolerated.

I expect every member of AETC to foster and support a culture that is based on dignity and respect and does not tolerate sexual assault. We must do all we can to ensure victims feel comfortable coming forward and are not victimized a second time by our attitudes and behavior. Our sexual assault response coordinators, medical, legal and investigative communities help in these efforts, but it is up to each of us to be leaders in this fight against sexual assault. This re-emphasizes my January 2011 policy on this topic. Integrity First — doing the right thing — let’s all do our part to eliminate sexual assault from our service.

 

Resources:

Every installation, including deployed locations, has a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or SARC.

Luke: 623-856-4878, DSN 896, Cell 632-363-6590

Information on the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is available online at http://www.afpc.af.mil/library/sapr/index.asp. The site includes information for making restricted and unrestricted reports, training on bystander intervention, videos, Gallup poll findings and more.

 




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