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DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. – Soldiers and civilians from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command gathered at Detroit Arsenal April 15 for an early morning run or walk to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.

After welcoming and thanking TACOM team members for their participation, Maj. Gen. Darren Werner, TACOM commanding general, noted that the theme for this year’s SHARP awareness month is “Prevention Starts With You.”

“Every team member has a role in upholding our Army ethics and standards,” Werner told the gathering in remarks made shortly before the run, adding, “All team members are responsible for each other’s safety and wellbeing.”

“The Army reinforces the role and responsibility of every member of the Army team to prevent sexual assault, sexual harassment and associated retaliation.”

More than 60 participants either ran or walked a one and a half mile course around Detroit Arsenal during the event.

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About Tank-automotive and Armaments Command:

TACOM manages the Army's ground equipment supply chain, which constitutes about 60 percent of the Army's total equipment. If a Soldier drives it, shoots it, wears it or eats it, TACOM sustains it.

TACOM's Integrated Logistics Support Center executes repair parts planning and supply chain management for more than 3,500 weapon systems. These systems form the core of America's ground combat capability. When the force needs critical components delivered, whether at home or abroad, it depends on TACOM.

TACOM oversees six of the Army's manufacturing arsenals and maintenance depots across the United States, which are part of the Army's Organic Industrial Base. The industrial artisans from the Army's OIB deliver when the Army needs equipment manufactured, repaired, upgraded or modernized.

The Detroit Arsenal, home to TACOM headquarters, is the only active-duty U.S. Army installation in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Detroit Arsenal and its Michigan-based workforce of more than 6000 people contribute billions of dollars in economic impact to the region’s economy each year.

TACOM's workforce includes highly skilled and uniquely qualified professionals, from engineers and industrial artisans to senior logisticians and business analysts. The largely civilian workforce is critical to supporting Army readiness around the world.