U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. TENTH Fleet Conducts Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-down

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Finley

Date: 06.26.2013
Posted: 06.27.2013 06:23
News ID: 109347
Sailors and civilian employees during Fleet Cyber Command's SAPR Stand Down

FORT MEADE, Md. - Sailors and civilians assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet conducted a sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) stand-down, June 20-26. <br /> <br /> The training was held to comply with NAVADMIN 156/13 and NAVADMIN 158/13, which mandate that all military service members and Department of Defense (DoD) employees complete command-SAPR training before July 1.<br /> <br /> "We are here to have a discussion, in addition to the extensive training earlier this year, because sexual assault is a safety and readiness issue for our force and we must address it with efforts at all levels of the chain of command," said Capt. John Gelinne, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet chief-of-staff. <br /> <br /> "Our goal is to foster a command climate in which reporting assault is embraced and encouraged while providing support to victims and holding those responsible accountable," said Gelinne.<br /> <br /> The goal of SAPR training was to reemphasize the Navy's zero tolerance policy regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment.<br /> <br /> "Command personnel should understand their role and accountability in eliminating sexual assault, fostering a command climate of dignity and respect and upholding our core values of honor, courage, and commitment," said Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) (IDW/ SW) James D. Eaton, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet senior enlisted leader. <br /> <br /> During the stand-down, the chief-of-staff and senior enlisted leader led four separate two-hour sessions to ensure all hands could attend. The sessions focused on facilitated engagement of SAPR principles.<br /> <br /> "The SAPR stand-down builds on SAPR leadership and SAPR fleet training modules to ensure military personnel clearly understand SAPR principles and the resources available," said Eaton.<br /> <br /> The training is part of the Navy's continuing effort to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential cultural changes within the force.