As part of ongoing efforts to further improve sexual assault prevention and response training programs, the Defense Department has joined forces with the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. The Advanced Military Sexual Assault Advocate Training course is a 20-hour online course that will focus on enhancing “victim advocacy skills” across the military, said DOD and DOJ officials in a July 17 release. The course will provide training through role-playing scenarios and will build on previously learned skills, states the release. “It was important to collaborate with the Office for Victims of Crime and tailor an advanced training to meet the needs of advocates supporting military victims,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, director of DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. “The professional advocates in the Defense Department—both military and civilian—provide critical support to victims of this crime and are central to building victim confidence,” he said. The partnership between DOD and DOJ “makes state-of-the-art training available to sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates who serve victims on military installations,” said Joye Frost, director of the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…