• Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison Commander, speaks to the unit victim advocates and members of the community before the signing of the proclamation to end sexual assault inside the ACS conference room April 3. Huber took time to thank the UVAs for their continued work in helping eliminate sexual assault from the Army.

    Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison Commander, speaks to the unit victim advocates and members of the community before the signing of the proclamation to end sexual assault inside the ACS conference room April 3. Huber took time to thank the UVAs...

  • Brig. Gen. David Conboy, the deputy commanding general of 8th Army, right, recites the pledge to be a part of the fight against sexual assault as Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison Commander follows during the sexual assault prevention proclamation ceremony Apr. 3.

    Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Brig. Gen. David Conboy, the deputy commanding general of 8th Army, right, recites the pledge to be a part of the fight against sexual assault as Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison Commander follows during the sexual assault prevention...

  • Brig. Gen. David Conboy, deputy commanding general of 8th Army, speaks to the members of the community who came to the sexual assault prevention proclamation signing inisde the ACS building Apr. 3. Conboy was placed in charge of the sexual assault prevention task force on Yongsan, an initiative that works with the community to stop sexual assault before it happens.

    Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Brig. Gen. David Conboy, deputy commanding general of 8th Army, speaks to the members of the community who came to the sexual assault prevention proclamation signing inisde the ACS building Apr. 3. Conboy was placed in charge of the sexual assault...

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

Brig. Gen. David Conboy, the deputy commanding general for 8th Army, and Col. William Huber, the USAG Yongsan garrison commander, were both in attendance for the brief as they gave speeches on the importance of combating sexual assault.

Conboy spoke about eliminating sexual assault from our ranks, including the creation of the sexual assault prevention task force.

"It's all about doing the right thing and caring for the victim," Conboy said. "But even more so, doing what we can in advance to prevent the sexual assault."

The event also served as an introduction to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which helps to stop sexual assaults from happening and to bring attention to those already committed to the Community.

"Many of us, over a period of time, have become extremely passionate about working with sexual assault," Huber said. "Because we can, in most cases as we work though them, prevent sexual assault."

After their speeches, Conboy, Huber and the Community all pledged to be a part of the fight against sexual assault.

"Yongsan is leading the way across the peninsula in assessing what we can do better to prevent sexual assaults and care for the victims," Conboy said, thanking the ACS and unit victim advocates for their efforts.

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