Minnesota National Guard releases results of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response board

July 7, 2020 To the citizens of Minnesota, Last year, the Minnesota National Guard reported its sexual assault numbers publicly for the first time. This was not a heroic gesture, but a necessary one to shed light on a dark topic. In conjunction with that announcement, we held three town hall meetings to confront sexual… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard releases results of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response board

Duluth Airmen serves in critical role as victim advocate

Senior Master Sgt. Christopher McLeod is a victim advocate at the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, Minnesota.

April 17, 2020 (DULUTH, Minnesota) — In 2011, an Airmen ten years into his career saw a new opportunity where he could serve in a position that would help protect fellow service members from harm every day. He’d be able to help individuals one-on-one and train his unit at the same time.             “As a… Continue reading Duluth Airmen serves in critical role as victim advocate

MNNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Follow-up

August 14, 2019 — FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL — The Minnesota National Guard strives to advance a military culture free from sexual assault and harassment. In many respects we’ve come a long way in these areas, but critical work remains so long as we continue to have sexual harassment and assault in our formations. As… Continue reading MNNG Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Follow-up

Minnesota National Guard to conduct media availability on sexual assault programs

June 17, 2019 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard is hosting a media availability with Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Minnesota National Guard’s sexual assault response coordinator and staff judge advocate at the Education Center at Camp Ripley, 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345, Friday June 21,… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard to conduct media availability on sexual assault programs

Minnesota National Guard opens a conversation on sexual assault

Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, addresses approximately 500 Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees during a two-hour sexual assault stand-down on April 25, 2019, at an armory in Arden Hills, Minnesota, as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jensen discussed the organization’s sexual assault data from the past five years and provide his plan on how to improve prevention and response programs. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)

April 25, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota) — Approximately 500 full-time Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees of the Minnesota National Guard gathered Thursday morning to hear Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, speak about where the organization currently stands in regards to sexual assault and the steps the Minnesota National Guard… Continue reading Minnesota National Guard opens a conversation on sexual assault

Minnesota Guardsman finds work with victims in the military and the local community rewarding

By Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (April 26, 2017) – Staff Sgt. Nicquie Neely has been working with victims of sexual assault for four years in the Minnesota National Guard and also volunteers as a victim advocate in the community. As a victim advocate, it’s her job to believe… Continue reading Minnesota Guardsman finds work with victims in the military and the local community rewarding

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