Here is what Senior Leadership has to say
as they take a stance to end sexual assualt
as they take a stance to end sexual assualt
|"Sexual assault is a crime and is categorically unacceptable. It is incompatible with our core values and it is harmful to our people – there is a human cost when someone crosses those boundaries and it makes us less effective in our core mission, producing lieutenants for our Air Force and for our Nation. We cannot succeed in developing leaders of character if the scourge of sexual assault creeps into our ranks, so we must all work together to be the first line of defense in this at the Air Force's Academy."
Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson
|"We defend our country and our way of life. We are the keepers of security
and freedom, and members of one of the most trusted professions in the
country. Nothing is more damaging to our Academy, to a sense of personal
freedom and dignity, and most certainly to the trust granted to our
profession to keep our country safe than a member of our ranks committing a
sexual assualt. We all must defend our collective integrity and
trustworthiness and ensure our wingmen are neither perpetrators nor victims
of this terrible crime. "
Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel
Commandant of Cadets, USAFA
|"Sexual assault is an immoral violation of trust that destroys the very fabric of our team. To achieve the Air Force's mission, every member of our team must respect the dignity of all people. The Air Force Academy's military and civilian members are committed to eradicating any cultural structures that enable discrimination, harassment, and, in the worst case, sexual assault. We are equally committed to nurturing a healthy learning environment where all cadets are respected and topics such as sexism, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention are discussed across our curriculum. We resolutely condemn those who commit these violent crimes, and we are unwavering in our support for the survivors of sexual assault."
Brig. Gen Andrew P. Armacost
Dean of the Faculty, USAFA
|"There is absolutely no excuse for those who decide to cross boundaries and assault another human being. Our team's standards are higher than that.We here at the Air Force's Academy must prioritize sexual assault as an issue, with a distinct focus on prevention. Everyone here - from cadets to civilian Airmen to enlisted Airmen and NCOs to commissioned officers - has the responsibility to look out for each other, be great Wingmen, and foster a zero tolerance climate."
Brig. Gen. Brian Dominguez
Mobilization Assistant, USAFA
|"Each of us must help eliminate sexual assault. We are part of a family that deserves support and respect. All Airmen, civilian, officer and enlisted, must work every day to develop a climate that does not stand for or ignore sexist behavior, sexual harassment or sexual assault. We are the
Air Force's Academy and remain strong because of our core values and a culture built on service, sacrifice, loyalty and always doing what is right. Acts of sexual assault are not right, and we all have a duty to ensure we build a strong Air Force community."
Col. Evan Miller
Vice Superintendent, USAFA
|"Every Airman - which includes all of our 10th Air Base Wing Airmen, civilian Airmen and Contractors - deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are all responsible for establishing a culture and a climate where that is the expectation. We are also charged to be good Wingmen and being a good Wingman includes watching out for each other but, more
importantly, includes stopping sexual assault within our community of Airmen."
Col. Stacey T. Hawkins
10 ABW Commander, USAFA
|"Sexual assault has no place at the Air Force's Academy. Ours is a culture of respect and dignity and sexual assault is absolutely contrary to our corevalues. It will take the entire team, but we will continue to work together to exterminate the plague of sexual assault from our ranks."
CMSgt. Stephen Ludwig
Command Chief, USAFA
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, immediately call the SARC:
(available 24/7/365) and follow the below guidelines for preserving evidence.
- Do not bathe, shower or douche.
- Do not change your clothes.
- Do not brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
- Do not use the bathroom, but if you must, save your voided urine for testing at the hospital.
- Do not eat, drink or apply/take any type of medication.
- Do not disturb or clean up the crime scene.