DoD Announces New SAPRO Director

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WASHINGTON — DoD announced this week that Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow will become the new director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office in January 2014.  

“The DoD has made great progress in implementing important policies during Secretary Hagel’s tenure designed to improve victim confidence and reform the military’s approach to sexual assault prevention and response,” said Maj. Gen. Snow in a written statement.  “I will strive to sustain these efforts and keep our program moving forward.”

Maj. Gen. Snow currently serves as the Army’s director of Strategy, Plans and Policy. During his 30 years of service in the Army he has taken on various assignments, including serving multiple tours in Iraq.  He will replace the current director, Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton, who plans to retire next spring after nearly 35 years of Army service, according to a written DoD statement.

“Throughout his long and successful Army career, Maj. Gen. Patton has demonstrated total commitment to mission accomplishment, the readiness of the force and the welfare of his troops,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a written statement.  “He has a history of tackling tough assignments and I want to thank him for the transparency, energy, persistence and strong leadership he has brought to the department’s sexual assault prevention and response program over these past 18 months.”

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