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Statement from Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. “Sam” Angelella USFJ Commander on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

15-001 | Feb. 11, 2014

United States Forces Japan (USFJ) and all of our components take prevention, investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults very seriously. Sexual assault is a crime and a contradiction to everything we stand for as service members and as members of the community. I expect our military personnel to behave appropriately, and if they don't, they are held accountable for their actions, in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice and service regulations.

USFJ held a Japan-wide sexual-assault stand down in the summer of 2013. All commands in Japan had frank discussions with every individual Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine about the crime of sexual assault and prevention measures. Each command also completes service directed annual and recurring training with their personnel focusing on core values, emphasizing everyone must do their part to prevent the crime of sexual assault. Every incoming service member to Japan also goes through in-processing training, including sexual assault prevention and response.

Leaders in USFJ and all military forces assigned to Japan are committed to the safety and welfare of our service members, families and being good partners in Japan. We encourage and expect an environment of respect, trust and confidence, and we take all allegations of inappropriate behavior seriously, protecting victims' privacy and holding offenders accountable in accordance with the law.
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