The Minnesota National Guard “must do better.” That’s what Adjutant General Jon Jensen says about the results of the Minnesota National Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program review.

“Sexual assault and harassment are issues that we must address together as a force, establishing a positive command climate start with me, but it is the responsibility of all of us to ensure that our soldiers and airman feel safe, welcome and valued.”

The review found that from 2014 through 2019 the National Guard received 112 reports of sexual assault. Jensen says “as leaders, we are responsible when our formations tolerate the type of toxic attitudes and behaviors that leave room for sexual harassment and assault.”