Master Sgt. Michel Sauret, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks with Staff Sgt. Jessica Forester about her experiences with sexual harassment. Forester speaks about her struggles and the long term effects these remarks have. Honest conversations strives to have open conversations about tough issues facing the Army. Sexual assault/harassment is not welcome in the ranks of any unit.
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, speaks out against sexual assault and sexual harassment in our ranks. All of us must work together to create an environment of trust and respect.
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault do not belong in the squads of our Army Reserve. For more information on the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) go to: https://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil/
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, deputy commanding general of the United States Army Reserve, reinforces what is expected of Soldiers in America's Army Reserve: "You are relied upon to demonstrate what right looks like every day, in communities across the nation. ... This month, as we conduct a (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention) stand down across the entire Army Reserve, know that we are working together to drive a culture change that ensures every member of this team feels heard. ... One of the greatest issues that persist in this Army, as it does in our larger society, is sexual harassment and assault. Sexual harassment and assault breaks the bonds of trust and unit cohesion at every level. ..."

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CONTINUUM AND IMPACTS ON READINESS

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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).

Lt. Gen. Daniels Message to the Force
416th TEC Investigation
 

Most information and guidance on this page is from the Army Readiness Division Ready and Resilient Resource Guide.

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PREVENTION 

A TEAM EFFORT THAT STARTS WITH YOU! Everyone plays an important role in prevention at every level within our units, organizations, and communities.

Individual: Live Army Values, Intervene, Civilian Creed

 INDIVIDUAL 
 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.

RELATIONSHIPS

Healthy Indicators Unhealthy Indicators
• Comfortable pace • Intensity
• Trust • Possessiveness
• Honesty • Manipulation
• Independence • Isolation
• Respect • Sabotage
• Equality • Belittling
• Kindness • Guilting
• Taking responsibility • Volatility
 • Healthy conflict • Deflecting responsibility
• Fun • Betrayal


 

ALCOHOL AND CONSENT FOR SEX

►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.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION PROCESS 

What if it was your family member or friend?

  1. Notice the event.
  2. Interpret the event as a problem.
  3. Accept personal responsibility to do something.
  4. Decide how to intervene using the 3Ds:
    1. Direct: Address the perpetrator; remove people from the situation.
    2. Distract: Change the subject; ask someone to do something; mention that someone is coming.
    3. Delegate: Arrange for someone to intervene or take people out of the situation.
  5. TAKE ACTION!

SEXUAL HARASSMENT 

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.

TWO TYPES:

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. 

THREE CATEGORIES:

Verbal: Jokes, comments, whistling, or pet names. 
Nonverbal: Staring, displays, messaging, or music.
Physical Contact: Touching, cornering, or kissing.

REPORTING OPTIONS:

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. 

SEXUAL ASSAULT 

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. 

RETALIATION

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).

 

EXPEDITED TRANSFERS 

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: 

  • Another unit on a different installation
  • Another unit on the same installation.
  • Another company within the same battalion.
  • Another battalion within the same brigade.
  • Another brigade within the same division.

Commanders (battalion or above) have 72 hours to recommend approval or disapproval of the request. 

RESTRICTED REPORT VS. UNRESTRICTED REPORT

 

   SERVICES   

Restricted

  • Access to medical, advocacy, legal, and counseling services. 
  • Receive the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination {SAFE). 
  • Control the release of personal information. 
  • Can change to an unrestricted report at any time. 
  • Special victims' counsel. 

Unrestricted

  • Access to medical, advocacy, legal, and counseling services. 
  • Receive the SAFE. 
  • Alleged offender may be held accountable. 
  • Command support. 
  • Can receive protective order (military protective order [MPO] or civilian protective order [CPO]).
  • Special victims' counsel. 

LIMITATIONS

Restricted

  • The alleged offender will not be held accountable. 
  • Ineligible for expedited transfer or reassignment. 
  • No command support. 
  • Cannot receive a protective order.
  • Chaplains and Special victims' counsel cannot file a report, but information shared remains confidential. 

Unrestricted

  • More people will know about the sexual assault. 
  • The investigation may require discussion of personal matters. 
  • Cannot change to a restricted report. 

   WHO CAN ACCEPT A REPORT   

Restricted

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator {SARC).
  • Victim Advocate {VA).
  • Healthcare personnel. 

Unrestricted

  • Commander. 
  • Criminal Investigation Division {CID).
  • Judge Advocate General {JAG).
  • Inspector General {IG). 
  • SARC. 
  • VA. 
  • Healthcare personnel. 

LIMITATIONS

Restricted

  • Chaplains and Special victim counsel cannot file a report, but information shared remains confidential. 

Unrestricted

  • More people will know about the sexual assault. 
  • Investigation may require discussion of personal matters. 
  • Cannot change to restricted report. 
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UNITUICLOCATIONSARC/VAFTS SARC (NAME)PHONE (OFFICE/GOV CELL)GOVERNMENT CELLPHONEEMAIL
63RDW8YLAAMoffet Field, CASARC/GS12Ms. Jacqueline Hammer650-526-9908650-546-6525jacqueline.c.hammer.civ@mail.mil
88RDW89QAAFort McCoy, WISARC/GS12Mr. Michael Bowman608-388-0485608-567-9830michael.t.bowman3.civ@mail.mil
81RDW8YMAAFort Jackson, SCSARC/GS12Thomas White910-500-2673843-245-9506thomas.m.white2.civ@mail.mil
99RDW8NGAAJBMDL, NJSARC/GS12Ms. Tesha Crawford609-562-7541609-410-7670tesha.s.crawford.civ@mail.mil
377 TSCWNBUAANew Orleans, LASARC/GS12Ms. Rayonda White504-552-5808504-208-7849rayonda.c.white.civ@mail.mil
4 ESCWA3CAASan Antonio, TXSARC/GS12Ms. Darlene Pittman210-466-2634210-307-8831darlene.a.pittman2.civ@mail.mil
143 ESCWQ62AAOrlando, FLSARC/GS12Mr. Jacob Harmeson910-771-0328407-446-5658jacob.r.harmeson.civ@mail.mil
310 ESCWSRBAAIndianapolis, INSARC/GS12Mr. Scott Wynn719-366-9216724-719-1799scott.a.wynn4.civ@mail.mil
316 ESC Coraopolis, PASARC/GS12Ms. Christina Lunardini910-798-7527724-719-1801christina.r.lunardini.civ@mail.mil
ARSCW8DJAABirmingham, ALSARC/TPUCW3 Ashley, Christopher 205-305-8296christopher.c.ashley.mil@mail.mil
79 TSC Los Alamitos, CASARC/GS12Ms. Marisa Saucedo719-317-5146562-413-4338marisa.a.saucedo.civ@mail.mil
103 ESCWSRKAADes Moines, IASARC/GS12Ms. Tiffany Griffin719-366-5617515-441-6673tiffany.l.griffin4.civ@mail.mil
311 ESCWR9EAALos Angeles, CASARC/GS12Mr. Maurnike Stevenson949-399-2754925-428-4200maurnike.stevenson2.civ@mail.mil
364 ESCWZ3DAAMarysville, WASARC/GS12SFC Wyatt, William W.719-366-7357206-965-0816william.w.wyatt6.mil@mail.mil
451 ESCWSQ3AAWichita, KSSARC/GS12Ms. Jennifer Raymo719-366-5222316-201-8761jennifer.a.raymo.civ@mail.mil
3 MCDSWZP7AAFort Gillem, GASARC/GS12Mrs. Kyana Nesbitt404-469-4145910-885-8943kyana.s.nesbitt.civ@mail.mil
200 MPWZ49AAFT. Meade, MDSARC/GS12Ms. Karen Goodwin301-677-1992410-508-6590karen.e.goodwin.civ@mail.mil
200 MPWZ49AAFT. Meade, MDVA/ GS9Pending hire301-677-1580No BB on file 
335 SC (T)WNEUAAEast Point, GASARC/GS12Ms. Debora Plowden910-771-9065404-834-5013deborah.j.plowden.civ@mail.mil
335 SC (T)WNEUAAEast Point, GAVA/ GS9Ms. Karen L. Howard910-771-9066470-421-2504karen.l.howard25.civ@mail.mil
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