Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog is the Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. SAPRO is the Department of Defense's single point of accountability for all sexual assault policy matters and reports to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. SAPRO develops policy and programs to improve prevention efforts, enhance victim support, increase system accountability, and collaborates closely with all military services and numerous outside organizations to fully implement those policies and programs.
General Hertog entered the Air Force in 1978 as an ROTC distinguished graduate. As a career security forces officer, she has worked at unit, major command, and Air Staff level in various positions, to include commanding several large security forces units, a technical training group, and one of the largest training wings in the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She was the Director of Security Forces, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; and prior to her current assignment, she was the Commander, Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.