GUARDIAN OF THE WEEK: Lieutenant Chad Kauffman

Lieutenant Chad Kauffman (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Coast Guard lawyers, commonly referred to as JAGs, are on the front line of the battle to eradicate sexual assaults from the service. Working side-by-side with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) and victim advocates, Coast Guard lawyers are responsible for prosecuting sexual assault offenders and protecting the right to

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Creating a Zero Tolerance Environment

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Coast Guard Compass will feature weekly stories throughout April on the service’s efforts to create a zero tolerance environment with respect to sexual assault. The Coast Guard’s position on sexual assaults is a straightforward one: Sexual assault is a crime that is not compatible with military

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