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April 11, 2012
By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

Brig. Gen. David Conboy, the deputy commanding general for 8th Army, and Col. William Huber, the USAG Yongsan garrison commander, were both in attendance for the brief as they gave speeches on the importance of combating sexual assault.

Conboy spoke about eliminating sexual assault from our ranks, including the creation of the sexual assault prevention task force.

"It's all about doing the right thing and caring for the victim," Conboy said. "But even more so, doing what we can in advance to prevent the sexual assault."

The event also served as an introduction to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which helps to stop sexual assaults from happening and to bring attention to those already committed to the Community.

"Many of us, over a period of time, have become extremely passionate about working with sexual assault," Huber said. "Because we can, in most cases as we work though them, prevent sexual assault."

After their speeches, Conboy, Huber and the Community all pledged to be a part of the fight against sexual assault.

"Yongsan is leading the way across the peninsula in assessing what we can do better to prevent sexual assaults and care for the victims," Conboy said, thanking the ACS and unit victim advocates for their efforts.