TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, HONOLULU – The command team of Regional Health Command-Pacific signed a proclamation here recently declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the command.
Brig. Gen. Jack M. Davis, RHC-P commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Conrad Walters, acting command sergeant major, signed the document, which stated that “sexual assault is an affront to the core values we support and defend as proud members and civil servants of today’s Army.”
“Regional Health Command-Pacific strongly supports the dedicated efforts of our team members who are actively engaged in the prevention, awareness and response efforts surrounding sexual assault with the goal to eradicate sexual violence,” the proclamation also stated.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, April has been commemorated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month since 2001.
The RHC-P command team encouraged every person to speak out when witnessing acts of sexual violence, and to report inappropriate behavior to their chain of command or Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention staff.
Regional Health Command-Pacific, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Hawaii, oversees military treatment facilities on the West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, and Korea.