Brigade Sexual Assault Victims Advocates

Brigade Contacts

Uniformed Services University
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Brigade Commander

CAPT Sean Hussey
USU, C1024
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654
e-mailsean.hussey@usuhs.edu

Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader

HMCM Troy J. Brown
USU, C1018
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-2348
e-mailtroy.brown@usuhs.edu

Brigade Executive Officer

LTC David R. Maldonado
USU, C1011
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-3869
e-maildavid.maldonado-lopez@usuhs.edu

 

Brigade Operations Officer

 LTC Jake A. Bustoz

USU, C1081

4301 Jones Bridge Road

Bethesda, MD 20814-4712

(301) 295-9909

Email:  jake.bustoz@usuhs.edu

Brigade Headquarters Company Commander

LT Robert Murray
USU, C1012
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9900
e-mailrobert.murray@usuhs.edu

 

Brigade Sexual Assault Victim Advocates and Point of Contacts

DoD Safe Helpline1-877-995-5247. Text 55247

NSA Bethesda Victim Advocate (24/7 line): 301-442-8225

Point of Contacts

FC1 Lucas Halter
Office Location: G-008
(301) 295-9131
Email: lucas.halter@usuhs.edu

 

SAPR Victim Advocates

MA2 Taysia Watson
Office Location: G-192
(301) 295-9755
Email: tyasia.watson@usuhs.edu

YN3 Keiana Kelly
Office Location: C1016
(301) 295-9649
Email: keiana.kelly@usuhs.edu

SHARP Victim Advocate

1LT Gavi Simantov
Office Location: AFRRI 2113A
Office: (301) 295-9131
Cell: (301) 202-4640
Email: lucas.halter@usuhs.edu

 

REPORTING OPTIONS

If you are a victim of sexual assault contact the SAPR Victim Advocate to discuss your options.

RESTRICTED REPORT:

This option is for victims of sexual assault who wish to confidentially disclose the crime to specifically identified individuals without triggering the official investigative process. Under Restricted Reporting victims may still receive medical care, counseling, and other SAPR support. Victims of sexual assault who desire Restricted Reporting under this policy must use one of the following reporting avenues:

  • SARC
  • VA
  • Health Care Provider (HCP)
  • NOTE: Chaplains have privilege and do not have to disclose confidential communications; they are trained to discuss options and victims may then choose to report.
    Who May Make a Restricted Report?
    • Military personnel of the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard. Military personnel include members on active duty and members of the Reserve component (Reserve and National Guard) provided they are performing federal duty (active-duty training or inactive-duty training and members of the National Guard in Federal (Title 10) status.
    • Military dependents 18 years of age and older who are eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system.
    • For sexual assault involving victims under 18 see the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

UNRESTRICTED REPORT:

This option is recommended for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, counseling and an official investigation of the crime. Access to forensic examination, advocacy, intervention, information and support will be provided. Victims may request a MPO, to be separated from offender and/or an expedited transfer. When selecting Unrestricted Reporting, you should use current reporting channels:

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
  • Victim Advocate (VA)
  • Chaplain
  • Health care personnel
  • Chain of command
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal personnel

 

Victim Legal Counsel/Special Victim Counsel

MISSION: To provide legal services to eligible victims of sexual assault.

If you are a victim of sexual assault and have legal questions that are connected to the sexual assault, please contact your local Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) or Special Victim's Counsel (SVC) for a confidential meeting to discuss your concerns and receive advice and assistance from a VLC/SVC.

 

Additional Resources

 

NSA Bethesda SARC Duty Phone: 301-442-2053

Army Sexual Harassment: 301-319-3844

USUHS EEO: 301-295-9732

NSA Bethesda Chaplain: 301-319-4433

NSA Bethesda After Hours Duty Chaplain: 301-547-1111

USUHS Chaplain: 301-295-3193

NSA Bethesda VLC: 202-433-0478

Marines VLC: 703-784-4514

Air Force SVC: 240-612-4655

Army SVC: 703-696-0774