An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.












SSgt Iricelle SimoFomba
910-451-7703 / 910-333-7028

SAPR/VA contacts

As a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA) 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 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA), 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 SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE 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 Command Chaplain
Commander Woodruff, Harold B.
Phone: 910-451-8248 / 910-478-6371

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:

Taylor Belton LCSW          Ph: 910-459-6184    (10th REG and 2/10)
Terresa Hall   LCSW          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:


Stevie Marie Wilson, AFC®                                             Dee Gardner, AFC®
Email:            Email:
Call or Text: 910-818-6664                                              Call or Text:  (802) 730-5163
Location: 825 Stone Street Rm 127                                Location: 825 Stone Street Rm 126


Sonny Rains CFP®                                                         Austin Snow, AFC®
Email:      Email:
Direct Phone Number: 910-322-9518                             Call or Text: 910-409-7355
Location: 825 Stone St. Room 125                                 Location:  49 Longstaff Street 

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)

  • What are the applicable statutes/regulations?   
    The right of all Marine Corps members to directly communicate grievances to, or seek assistance from, their Commanding Officer(s) is established in U.S. Navy Regulations (Articles 0820c and 1151.1) and the Marine Corps Manual (par 805).  This right is exercised through the formal process of Request Mast. 

    What is Request Mast?   
    Request Mast includes both the right of the member to personally talk to the Commanding Officer, normally in person, and the requirement that the Commanding Officer consider the matter and personally respond to the member requesting mast. 

    Request Mast provides a member the opportunity to communicate not only with his or her immediate Commanding Officer, but also with any superior Commanding Officer in the chain of command up to and including the member's immediate Commanding General.  Request Mast also provides Commanding Officers with firsthand knowledge of the morale and general welfare of the command. 

    Who can request mast?  
    All Marine Corps members should first make every effort to address offending behavior directly with the party responsible, verbally or in writing.  You can also discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor and request assistance.  If you are unable to resolve the issue informally, you have the right to Request Mast. 

    Can a Commanding Officer deny a Request Mast application?   
    A Commanding Officer may deny a Request Mast application if there is another specific avenue of redress available to the member.  The Commanding Officer should explain to the member why he/she denied the Request Mast application and, if appropriate, explain the procedure the member should follow to resolve the issue. 

    The Commanding Officer may also require the member to go through the Chain of Command prior to approving Mast.

    What are some issues that are not appropriate for Request Mast?  
    Generally, a military member can speak to their Commanding Officer about any subject; however, the member cannot use Request Mast for the following reasons:

    • Request Mast should not be used as a means of attacking the proceedings, punishment, or findings and sentence resulting from a disciplinary action brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). 
    • Request Mast may not be used to harass, avoid duty, or intentionally interfere with the Commanding Officer's ability to carry out the functions and mission of the command.
    • Request Mast cannot be used if the member is being processed for involuntary separation or if the subject of the complaint is an ongoing Article 138, UCMJ, or Article 1150, Navy Regulations.

    How do I submit a Request Mast application? 
    Complete the application form (NAVMC 11296) and submit it through the chain of command to the Commanding Officer.  Ask your legal office for assistance in obtaining a copy of the form.

  • Menu Item