Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel named Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow as the new director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).
Snow will take over the job in January 2014 as the current director, Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton, retires after serving for nearly 35 years in the U.S. Army.
Hagel praised Patton for his 18-month tenure as head of th SAPRO and for tackling tough assignments. A fact sheet detailing his initiatives is available at www.sapr.mil .
Maj. Gen. Snow comes to the position with 30 years of dedicated service, to include command at various levels and multiple combat tours in Iraq. He is currently the Army’s director of Strategy, Plans and Policy. He was competitively selected for this position from a field of multi-service nominees.