Department of Defense Directive 6495.01: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program   [open pdf - 140KB]

"1.1. Pursuant to reference (a), this Directive establishes a comprehensive DoD policy on prevention and response to sexual assaults according to the guidance in references (b) through (d), and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) memoranda JTF-SAPR-004; JTF-SAPR-005; JTF-SAPR-006; JTF-SAPR-007; JTF-SAPR-008; the Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum dated March 16, 2005; JTF-SAPR-009; and the USD(P&R) memoranda JTF-SAPR-010, JTF-SAPR-011, JTF-SAPR-012, JTF-SAPR-013, and JTF-SAPR-014 and Public Laws 109-163, 108-375, 106-65, and 109-364 (references (e) through (os)). 1.2. Supersedes all regulatory and policy guidance within the Department of Defense not expressly mandated by law that are inconsistent with its provisions, or would preclude execution. This Directive applies to:2.1. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the 'DoD Components'). The term 'Military Services,' as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, including their National Guard and Reserve components."

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