Mountain leader's personal trauma conveys tangible threat of sexual violence

By Staff Sgt. Paige BehringerApril 8, 2019

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Simon, a public affairs noncommissioned officer in the 27th Public Affairs Detachment, 10th Mountain Division, candidly recounts her own sexual assault and healing journey with Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team during Sexual assault Awareness and Prevention Month, April 3, 2019, at Fort Drum, New York. Simon's experience with sexual violence occurred before the military implemented any version of today's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, which ultimately drove her to become a victim advocate and begin sharing her story with others. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Simon, a public affairs noncommissioned officer in the 27th Public Affairs Detachment, 10th Mountain Division, candidly recounts her own sexual assault and healing journey with Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team during Sexual assault Awareness and Prevention Month, April 3, 2019, at Fort Drum, New York. Simon's experience with sexual violence occurred before the military implemented any version of today's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, which ultimately drove her to become a victim advocate and begin sharing her story with others. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer) VIEW ORIGINAL