Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to sign Domestic Violence Proclamation | Events
The following is a press release from Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center:
Col. William B. Smith, commander of Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, will sign a proclamation Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., at the command headquarters to declare October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This will be Camp Shelby’s first Domestic Violence Proclamation signed by the installation commander to implement a zero tolerance policy for acts of domestic violence. It is the commander’s intent to bring a heightened awareness as well as education to the forefront to ensure prevention of these heinous crimes among our ranks.
The proclamation emphasizes the military’s commitment to reducing its prevalence, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice. Domestic violence is a national problem that cuts across social barriers regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, finances and cultural lines. Soldiers and their Families face the same challenges that local community members may encounter and the command at Camp Shelby is dedicated to ensure the safety of the Soldiers and civilians serving and training here.
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center became a mobilization station in June 2004. The training center continues to meet the challenges of providing for the nation’s defense by serving as a mobilization training center. Since then, the mission has evolved in planning, developing, and providing a diverse and demanding training environment that evolves constantly to meet the new and emerging threats to our nation’s security.