Claflin recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus wreath laying ceremony

Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 20, at 9 a.m. Claflin, along with women from the each of the other services, was recognized by […]

Coast Guard committed to transparency in handling of sexual assault cases

Breakout sessions completed at the Coast Guard’s inaugural Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit resulted in a consistent theme that greater transparency about the Coast Guard’s handling of sexual assault is necessary to increase awareness within the organization that sexual assault is a service-wide issue. The Coast Guard implemented a communication strategy in August aimed directly at that need and has adopted a posture that favors the release of information about military justice cases involving charges of sexual assault. This blog post provides a summary of the most recent information released by the service about sexual assault cases.

No bystanders – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit

“I believe we can eradicate sexual assault from our ranks and I reject the notion that it is the cost of doing business,” said Deputy Commandant for Missions Support Vice Adm. Manson Brown. “We have to believe we can eradicate this problem from our ranks. It has to be the core belief of this campaign. We as leaders, at all levels, need to realize there is a higher expectation for us than for those in the rest of society.”

One Team, One Fight – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit

More than 150 Coast Guard men and women are gathered at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a two-day summit on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. The purpose of the summit, and the call to action for attendees, is reflected in the summit’s theme, “One Team, One Fight – Empowering People, Building Trust, Changing Culture.”