Great Lakes Coast Guard units raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

9th Coast Guard District News
Cleveland – Joining their fellow chiefs across the country, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers across the 9th Coast Guard District wore their Service Dress Blue Uniform today to raise awareness that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Coast Guard.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt requested that all chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs around the Coast Guard wear their SDBs in a show of leadership and solidarity, and in recognition of the start of Sexual Assault Awareness  and Prevention Month.

For more information on the purpose of Service Dress Blue Day, visit  here.

Sector Lake Michigan Chief's Mess

Members of the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Chief’s Mess in Milwaukee, Wisc., pose for a photo in their service dress blues uniform April 3, 2013, to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention and response in the Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard  Sector Lake Michigan

Air Station Detroit Chief's Mess

Members of the Coast Guard Air Station Detroit Chief’s Mess pose for a photo with the air station executive officer in their Service Dress Blues at the air station, April 3, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jason Neiman

USCGC Mackinaw Chief's Mess

(L-r) Chief petty officers Beau Bolsenga, Hector Villarreal, Cmdr. Michael Davanoz, and chief petty officers Justin Glassey and Eric Johnson pose on the bridge of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, with the chiefs in their service dress blues uniform April 3, 2013, to help raise awareness about sexual assault. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw

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