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Students Learn Importance of Effective Communication



Feb 04, 2015

The Danville, Virginia Campus recently welcomed Command Sergeant Major Henry A. Motley Jr., 91st Troop Command Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the Virginia Army National Guard as a guest speaker. CSM Motley discussed sexual assault and the advocacy groups and programs that are available for civilians and those serving in the military. He provided definitions and data on cases of assault, both physical and emotional, relevant to men and women on college campuses. He also informed the students that the U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) serves as the single point of authority for program accountability and oversight, in order to enable military readiness and reduce -- with a goal to eliminate -- sexual assault from the military.  

 

CSM Motley explained that words or actions must be used to establish consent and that the absence of “no” does not equal “yes.” He further stressed to the students the importance of effective communication and how it is used in the military and can be applied to daily life situations for positive results.  

 

"The speaker made very good points,” said student Melodie Covington. “It was extremely informative and also an important topic that most avoid.”

 

CSM Motley discussed sexual assault and the advocacy groups and programs that are available for civilians and those serving in the military.

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