Explain in detail why sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) in the military is important to national defense

The Description of the National Military Strategy (NMS) 2018 emphasizes the importance of building a strong, agile, and resilient force.  Sexual assault is a criminal act that threatens mission readiness and unit cohesion.  Explain in detail why sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) in the military is important to our national defense.  Address this question at the strategic-level vice SAPR at your command-level.  Your focus should be on our national defense.

It’s important to understand some key points of the NMS and connect your answer to it.  Think big picture and consider the impact to the overall fighting force if a culture of sexual assaults is allowed to exist.

Post must be 200 to 250 words.