New violence prevention integrator promotes culture of respect
By James Branch, 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 16, 2018
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- In support of the Air Force’s Violence Prevention Program, Tandra Hunter has recently taken the role as the 94th Airlift Wing violence prevention integrator and Green Dot Program Manager.
Her primary responsibility is developing and ensuring the execution of a comprehensive violence-related primary prevention program. She serves as the installation liaison for local military and civilian agencies and promotes team coordination and collaboration on violence-related prevention efforts.
“Interpersonal and self-directed violence, such as domestic violence, violence against children, sexual assault, suicide, and workplace violence and bullying have negative, long lasting effects on Airmen, their families, workplaces, communities, readiness and ultimately the Air Force mission,” said Hunter.
Hunter brings both military and civilian experience to the position. As a licensed social worker, she has worked in the field of risk reduction and violence prevention and has more than 10 years of experience with the U.S. Army and three years with the U.S. Air Force.
"This is a new position, and new information is constantly disseminated by Air Force leadership,” said Hunter.
The Air Force remains committed to eliminating violence and sexual assault. This is reflected in the myriad initiatives, trainings, and process improvements surrounding prevention and reporting.
"To provide mission ready forces, we must maintain a culture of respect, excellence, and innovation," said Brig. Gen. Richard Kemble, 94th Airlift Wing commander.
"Violence and sexual assault have no place in our wing, or the Air Force,' Kemble added. "I encourage each member of our team to take advantage of the training and tools offered by Ms. Hunter.”
The 2018 version of Green Dot will reinforce the bystander tools for sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence, and suicide prevention.
This strategic combination of annual training not only boosts the visibility and utility of Green Dot skills, but it’s also a more efficient way to train.
“I look forward to facilitating prevention training and initiatives while collaborating with other installation stakeholders,” said Hunter.
Tandra Hunter can be reached by phone at 678-655-5680 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org