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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 […]


Logos representing the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Health, Safety & Work-Life, the teal ribbon signifiying the military's commitment to eliminating sexual assault, and the seal of the U.S. Coast Guard Judge Advocate General. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

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.


More than 150 Coast Guard men and women attending the Coast Guard’s inaugural Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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.”


WASHINGTON — More than 150 Coast Guard men and women attending the Coast Guard’s inaugural Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Andrews, Air Force Base, Md. The two-day summit’s purpose is reflected in its them of, “One team, One Fight – Empowering People, Building Trust, Changing Culture.” The agenda of the summit is designed to address specific findings of focus groups recently completed by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Military Campaign Office. Those focus groups revealed that many personnel don’t believe sexual assault is a problem in the Coast Guard, that personnel often have difficulty understanding the full and legal definition of sexual assault, and that junior personnel don’t fully trust the chain of command when it comes to reporting sexual assault. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Christopher T. O’Neil.

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.”