The Army's Commitment:
In October 2007, the Army pledged its enduring commitment to Soldiers and Family member, recognizing Family members’ health and well-being as paramount to sustaining mission readiness and committed to providing Family members with a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive. Domestic abuse undermines the Army’s promise and negatively impacts Family Readiness. The Army Family Advocacy Program’s Victim Advocacy Services are integral to the Army’s efforts to uphold its commitment to provide Soldiers and Family members with a strong, supportive environment.
The Department of Defense Definition of Domestic Abuse:
Domestic Violence: An offense under the United States Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or State law involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person, which is:
(1) A current or former spouse.
(2) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common.
(3) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile. Sharing a common domicile is defined as signing a lease together or living in the same residence for at least 30 days (Army housing standard).
Source: DOD Instruction 6400.06, Domestic Abuse Involving DOD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel, 21 Aug 07