Command Sergeant Major Vimoto and I are fully committed to ensure the health and well-being of our Soldiers and Families.  Domestic abuse at any level undermines our readiness and collective commitment to treat all with dignity and respect.

Preventing domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility and we must work together to maintain a well-balanced, healthy and ready Team.

The Army’s comprehensive approach to preventing domestic abuse provides resources and opportunities to assist Families in maintaining healthy relationships.  We have clear policy guidance and well resourced programs to support the prevention of domestic abuse, including support groups for young parents, reintegration programs for Families experiencing deployment and redeployment stress, marital and premarital counseling, and programs on anger management, dating violence and gender issues. We encourage Teammates to help those in need to take advantage of these programs; they are proven resources to help sustain the Health of our Force.

The Fort Bragg Family Advocacy Program is the main proponent for these resources and is located on the 3rd floor of the Soldier Support Center. They can also be reached (910) 396-5521 or you can find them on the web at  www.fortbraggmwr.com/acs/family-advocacy/.

As leaders, we must stay decisively engaged, know our Soldiers and Families and know how to respond proactively to build healthy relationships.

Let’s work together to eliminate unspoken or undetected Soldier and Family needs.  Preventing domestic violence within our community, protecting victims and staying accountable to one another and our values is our shared endstate

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the Fort Bragg Victim Advocate Hotline at 910-322-3418. Seek help from a counselor, friend, chaplain, and always, your chain of command, or Military OneSource.  Additional assistance is available by visiting the National Domestic Violence Hotline at www.ndvh.org or by calling 1-800-799-7833.

We are all vital members of Team Bragg – Soldiers, Family members and  Army civilians.  As an Army Family, we care for one another and we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that we keep our team strong.  Airborne! All the Way!

Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn