By: Jack Thurston for NECN, December 6, 2018
Leadership of the Vermont National Guard reiterated a commitment Thursday to take seriously issues of sexual violence, alcohol use, and gender equality.
The move follows bruising reports by an online news source that described allegations of serious culture problems within the Vermont Guard.
“We are not a perfect organization,” acknowledged Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, the commander of the Vermont National Guard. “I think there’s an opportunity in all of this to improve.”
Cray said he wants a Guard culture where members feel safe, respected, and listened to.