Leader engagements and intervention opportunities occur throughout the continuum.
Report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault to a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate (VA).
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A TEAM EFFORT THAT STARTS WITH YOU! Everyone plays an important role in prevention at every level within our units, organizations, and communities.
LIVE ARMY VALUES • INTERVENE • CIVILIAN CREED
Be a change agent by living, the Army Values, intervening early and often, and embodying the military and Civilian Creeds.
MORE PREVENTION INFORMATION
• Communicate your boundaries.
• You have the right to say "no."
• Drink responsibly and have a plan.
• Travel with friends or in a group.
• If you see something, step up and intervene.
• Achieve consent.
• Safeguard each other.
►Sexual acts or contact with a person when you know, or reasonably should have known, that the person is incapable of consenting due to drug or intoxicant impairment is a crime.
►The UCMJ states that a person is incapable of consenting to sex when they cannot describe the nature of the conduct, are physically incapable of declining participation, or cannot communicate unwillingness to engage in the sexual conduct.
►There is no specified amount of alcohol that causes a person to be incapable of consenting under the law.
►It is incorrect to say that a person with a certain blood alcohol content level is incapable of consenting.
►It is incorrect to say that a person who has consumed any alcohol is incapable of consenting.
►Sexual assault reports that involve alcohol and the ability to consent will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of each case. There is no standard-defining rule.
What if it was your family member or friend?
DEFINITION: Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal comments, and physical conduct of a sexual nature where submission, to or rejection of them can impact or interfere with someone's job, pay, or career. Guideline apply 24/7 on or off-installation.
Quid Pro Quo: Conditions placed on a person's career or terms of employment in return for sexual favors.
Hostile Environment: When personnel are subjected to offensive, unwanted, and unsolicited comments or behaviors of a sexual nature.
Verbal: Jokes, comments, whistling, or pet names.
Nonverbal: Staring, displays, messaging, or music.
Physical Contact: Touching, cornering, or kissing.
Anonymous: Encourages reporting and keeps anonymity.
Informal: Direct approach, third party, or chain of command.
Formal: Equal opportunity (EO) compliant form filed within 60 days; commanders are notified.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT is punishable with the full range of administrative, non-judicial, and judicial actions.
DEFINITION: Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Guidelines apply 2417, on or off-installation.
Consent: A freely given agreement to the conduct at issue by a competent person.
►An expression or lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent.
► Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent.
►Current or previous dating, social or sexual relationships, or the manner of the person's dress does not constitute consent.
►A sleeping, unconscious, or incompetent person cannot consent.
►All the surrounding circumstances should be considered in determining whether or not a person gave consent.
SEXUAL ASSAULT is a crime and punishable by both the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and civilian law.
This is NOT okay!
DEFINITION: Wrongfully taking or threatening to take adverse personnel action, or withholding or threatening to withhold favorable personnel action against a person who reports or plans to report an offense. Retaliation also includes the following:
• Acts of cruelty, oppression, or maltreatment.
• Excluding a person from social acceptance, privilege, or friendship (known as ostracism).
Sexual assault victims who file an unrestricted report can request expedited transfer or reassignment using Department of the Army (DA) Form 4187, Personnel Action, from their current unit to:
Commanders (battalion or above) have 72 hours to recommend approval or disapproval of the request.
WHO CAN ACCEPT A REPORT