* NEW PILOT PROGRAM *
RESPONSE AND PREVENTION
Based on the findings of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee (FHIRC) report, the Secretary of the Army established the People First Task Force (PFTF). The Chief of Staff of the Army then directed the PFTF to evaluate the Army’s SHARP program. This analysis resulted in a recommendation to implement changes to the SHARP program, to include the creation of a Fusion Directorate (FD) pilot program.
In the U.S. Army Reserve, this FD pilot program will be administered by the 99th Readiness Division. The focus of the 99th RD’s new Fusion Directorate is to provide:
• Streamlined navigation through the SHARP process;
• Coordinated medical, legal, investigative and support services through a single directorate at the 99th RD;
• Independent reporting through the 99th RD, outside the victim’s immediate chain-of-command.
Beginning July 1, 2022, the 99th RD will launch its one-year Fusion Directorate pilot program. Senior leaders will use the results of this pilot program to make informed decisions on if and how the program should be expanded Army Reserve-wide. Currently, all Soldiers assigned to units located in the 99th RD’s 13-state region will be covered by the FD pilot program, regardless of the Major Subordinate Command (MSC) to which they belong.
The U.S. Army Reserve prides itself in putting people first; people are the Army Reserve’s greatest strength and most valuable asset. The Army Reserve takes all cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment seriously and is taking great strides to improve the SHARP program. Soldiers must feel comfortable raising allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault, quickly receive the care and protection they need, and be treated with dignity and respect throughout the process.
Do you want to report an incident of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment? Call the 99th RD Fusion Directorate SHARP HOTLINE at 609-997-5241. You can also reach the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247 or www.safehelpline.org.