Tag Archives: sexual assault

I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals

by Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals, Naval Medical Center San Diego sexual assault medical forensic program My decision to join the Navy was heavily influenced by my father’s career and his passion for being a Navy nurse. He loved the Navy and served our country for more than 31 years.Over the past four years of my career, I’ve been given endless opportunities by …

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My Victim Advocate Training Experience

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs Like any Sailor, I’m always looking for new ways to make myself better, whether personally or professionally. I don’t mean to look better on paper, because I realize some people have that intent in their careers.  I mean really, truly a better person through growth and professional development. One interest I …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jerri Gray

By Navy Medicine West Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Program Manager, Lieutenant Commander Jerri Gray My name is Lt. Cmdr. Jerri Gray and this is my story. I was born into a military family; my father retired from the Army, so I knew from a young age I would have a career that intersected with the military. This came to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Do your part to prevent sexual assault

  Shipmates, I want to address an important issue that demands our attention: sexual assault. Simply put, sexual assault is a crime against our family that destroys trust, divides us, and diminishes our operational effectiveness. There is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and Marine Corps; it is corrosive to readiness, hinders our ability to perform our duty, …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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