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Charlotte L. Moerbe, Ph.D.

2011 Federal Service Award | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Charlotte L. Moerbe, Ph.D. | Federal Service Award
Joint Base San Antonio
Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Charlotte Leigh Moerbe, Ph.D., is a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the Air Force’s largest training installation, Lackland Air Force Base. In 2004, Dr. Moerbe created the Lackland Sexual Assault Prevention and Outreach (SAPO) program, the largest Air Force sexual assault response and training program. 

Today, she oversees more than 300 volunteers, advocates, and instructors who serve more than 77,000 basic trainees, students, active duty, and civilian employees annually. With a yearly average of 130 sexual assault survivors seeking Lackland's SAPO victim services, it is estimated that since 2005, Dr. Moerbe and her team have supported several hundred military members recovering from sexual violence. 

Dr. Moerbe created and oversees two volunteer trainer programs that utilize more than 225 volunteer instructors. The SAPO Representative Program includes more than 180 military personnel who provide sexual assault awareness and education for the general population located at Lackland. The second volunteer instructor pool works primarily with the student population at Lackland. Dr. Moerbe also developed approximately 50 awareness items and training curriculums to promote community awareness and sexual assault prevention, including informational pamphlets, awareness t-shirts, and posters. 

Among her accomplishments, Dr. Moerbe received a Professional Performer Award from the Air Education and Training Command Inspector General in June 2009, and presented at the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, discussing her collaboration with civilian agencies. Dr. Moerbe was nominated by Marci Hodge, Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Department of Defense.