SAPRO Crest. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Director of SAPRO

Major General Camille M. Nichols

Major General Camille M. Nichols was appointed the DoD SAPRO Director in June 2015 following a career that began with an enlistment in the United States Army from her hometown of Niagara Falls, New York, in 1975.

She was commissioned as an Engineer Officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981. She earned an MSSM from the University of Southern California in 1986, an MA in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1995, a DSci from George Washington University in 1996, and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2002.

MG Nichols most recently served as the Director of Business Operations in the U.S. Army Office of Business Transformation. Prior to that assignment, she was the Deputy Commanding General of the Army's Installation Management Command in San Antonio, TX.

She also has over twenty years experience in Department of Defense acquisition. Her acquisition assignments include: Commanding General, Army Contracting Command; Program Executive Officer, Soldier; Commanding General, CENTCOM Contracting Command; Commanding General, Expeditionary Contracting Command; Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics); J8 Capabilities and Acquisition Division Director; Joint Program Manager, Guardian; Product Manager, 2nd Generation FLIR; Army Legislative Liaison Officer; Contracting Officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Desert Shield; and Systems Coordinator, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition.

She has also served as a Company Grade Officer in several command and staff positions in engineer units in the United States and Korea as well as troop leading assignments in TRADOC with basic training units at Ft Dix, NJ.

Major General Nichols' awards and decorations include Army Project Manager of the Year 2005, the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. Additionally, she is Airborne and Air Assault qualified, wears the Army Staff and Joint Staff Identification badges, and was a member of the 1984 Olympic Team-Handball Team.

Deputy Director

Dr. Nathan W. Galbreath, PH.D., M.F.S.

Dr. Nate Galbreath is the Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). In this position, he is the Department’s expert for prevention and response programs and their relationship to behavioral health, forensic science, criminal investigation, and sex offender assessment and treatment. The Department selected Dr. Galbreath in December 2016 to be a senior executive and fill the role of Deputy. Dr. Galbreath previously served as the Department’s Highly Qualified Expert on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response from 2012 to 2014. He has been affiliated with SAPRO since May 2007 when he served as SAPRO’s first military deputy director before retiring from the Air Force in 2009.

He entered the Air Force in 1989 after completing a BA in Spanish and International Affairs at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. He was assigned to Howard Air Force Base, Panama, from 1989 – 1990 as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He went on to serve a total of 11 years with AFOSI as an agent, a forensic science specialist, and a Detachment Commander (Special Agent in Charge) at Air Force base offices in New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

Dr. Galbreath was competitively selected by the Air Force to earn a Master of Forensic Science from the George Washington University, Washington, DC (awarded in 1993), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD (awarded in 2004). He has also completed a number of internships and fellowships, including a fellowship in Forensic Medicine at the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, and a clinical psychology residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, MD.

Dr. Galbreath’s clinical experience focused on treating and researching sexual dysfunction and sexual disorders. He also evaluated and treated sex offenders with Dr. Fred S. Berlin at the National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma, which is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD. He also served as the Behavioral Health Clinic director at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he supervised mental health, family advocacy, and alcohol/drug treatment programs from 2004 to 2007. He is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Galbreath maintains close ties to the law enforcement community. He has provided training at national and international conferences hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, and other non-governmental organizations. He serves as a Professorial Lecturer in the Forensic Sciences at the George Washington University, where he created one of the nation’s first graduate level courses on child abuse investigations. He also teaches a graduate course on sexual assault investigations. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at USUHS. Dr. Galbreath has also published a book chapter on child molesters, co-authored a chapter on sexual disorders and the Internet, and co-authored journal articles relating to sex offender recidivism and online sexual problems. He has been a primary author on the Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military since 2007.