New Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Director Named | Veterans Today
The Department of Defense announced today that Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton will become the new director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) in July. The current director, Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog, will retire in June after 34 years of service.
“It’s been a great privilege to have spent over 34 years serving my country, and to have had my final assignment in a position that so positively impacts our service members,” said Hertog.
During her tenure as SAPRO director, she implemented or set in motion several initiatives, ranging from expanded legal assistance and longer document retention standards for sexual assault victims, to offering victims an expedited transfer out of their unit or installation, to starting a program to certify and credential victim advocates and sexual assault response coordinators.
Additionally, she oversaw the expansion of DoD policy to allow adult military dependents to file restricted reports, and for DoD civilian employees and their adult dependents stationed outside the continental United States and DoD U.S.-citizen contractors in combat areas to receive emergency care and sexual assault response coordinator services during emergency treatment.
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