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CWO2 Gamez, Candace C
(910) 451-6986


2ndLt Schneider, Zachary
(910) 451-8764

As a Uniformed Victim Advocate for HQ Battery, it is my responsibility to provide confidential support and services to victims of sexual assault. These responsibilities were set forth in policies established by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at HQMC.

Sexual assault is a crime. It is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim. In the event of sexual assault, a victim has the option of a Restricted Report, which means they can receive services and medical care anonymously. Military personnel are mandatory reporters of sexual assault, except where policy has made certain members exempt through confidentiality. Members with confidentiality are Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVA), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Marine & Family Services (M&FS) personnel, and Healthcare providers.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, contact me or one of the civilian Victim Advocates (VA) immediately. We will ensure you receive prompt medical attention and will advise you of your options in reporting the assault. We assist victims in dealing with command, law enforcement, and medical personnel; if desired, we can be present during medical exams and court proceedings. VA's are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide crisis intervention and support for victims of sexual assault.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SPEAK TO A UNIFORMED VICTIM ADVOCATE OR VICTIM ADVOCATE BEFORE YOU CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT OR YOUR COMMAND. Once you inform law enforcement officials or a representative from your command, a restricted report is no longer an option.

It is vital that sexual assaults be reported. This is not only for your own health and safety of others who may become victims. Although you may understandably feel frightened or embarrassed, please do not allow those feelings to influence your decision to report the crime. Remember, this is a crime against you, and you are not to blame. The perpetrator is.

10th Marine Regiment Chaplains
                Regiment & 2/10 - Chaplain Rudd   Ph: 910-478-6371
                1/10 - Chaplain Lewis   Ph: 561-860-2377

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
This service can be provided through a laptop or smartphone but does require the service member to download software and provide some personal information including an email address to schedule the meeting and at the time of service a location and phone number in case of disconnection or need for emergency response. The sessions are still confidential and HIPAA compliant. The personal information is destroyed at the end of each session. To contact one of the counselors:

Anneke Johnson MA, LCMHCS, NCC         Ph: 910-459-6184    (10th REG and 2/10)
Barbara Burden MA, LCMHC, NCC             Ph: 910-333-3265    (10th REG and 1/10)

Military One Source Counseling
Worldwide toll-free: +1-800-342-9647
DSN: 800-342-9647
Worldwide collect: +1-703-253-7599
Online chat: ​ 

Office of Financial Readiness
Personal Financial Counselors can provide face to face counseling and/or deliver presentation to service members and their families using telephonic or electronic modes such as the Zoom platform.

Local Contact Information:

                Emily: 603-303-2657
                Dee: 802-730-5163
                Kathleen: 910-322-9518
                Starlett: 808-282-4094
                Leah: 808-304-3136

FOCUS (telephone services available)
FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) has put together resources specific to the COVID-19 outbreak that you can access online at: ​ They are also offering teleFOCUS assistance to provide families with skills to manage stress, injury, and transition.

You can set up an appointment by contacting: ​                or call: 910-650-0055

Camp Lejeune, Community Counseling Center – 910-451-2864 (In person for emergencies only)

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