THE ARMY'S SHARP PROGRAM

  • Is an integrated, proactive effort by the Army to end sexual harassment and sexual assault within its ranks
  • Permeates the Army structure from the Pentagon down to the individual Soldier level
  • Has full-time staff at brigade level
  • Promotes cultural change across the Army with a vision toward a culture of discipline and respect in which Soldiers intervene in sexual harassment and sexual assault to protect one another
  • Includes a comprehensive effort to educate leaders and Soldiers about sexual harassment and sexual assault
  • Employs a concrete training program that teaches Soldiers to be alert to serial offender tactics, to intervene to stop incidents and disrupt offenders, and where and how to seek help
  • Provides commanders with the essential resources, education and training they need to succeed in bringing an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Army

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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. ..."
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reinforces the U.S. Army Reserve’s policies on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP). Originally released Feb. 14, 2020.

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).

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

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SARC AND VA LOCATOR

335 SC (T) | WNEUAA
Ms. Debora Plowden | Deployed

412 TEC | WRXLAA
Mr. Fred Conley | Deployed

416 TEC | WRXMAA
Ms. Regina Taylor
719-366-8041/ 630-729-4070
regina.y.taylor.civ@mail.mil

807 MCDS | WSAAAA
Mr. Sayamuny A. Rattanatay
719-366-1467/ 801-694-8375
sayamuny.a.rattanatay.civ@mail.mil

1 MSC | W8CEAA
Ms. Evelyn Franco-Marrero
787-707-3730/ 939-227-6802
evelyn.m.francomarrero.civ@mail.mil

76 ORC | W7Z5AA
Mr. Lorence A. Ford
719-366-1337/ 801-888-8541
lorence.a.ford.civ@mail.mil

80 TC | W72VAA
Mr. William Downey
804-279-7172/ 804-874-1520
william.a.downey.civ@mail.mil

84 TC | W72VAA
Ms. Erin Miller
502-624-8679/ 502-438-4257
erin.n.miller12.civ@mail.mil

85 ARSC | W8G6AA
Ms. Tierney Williams
719-366-2060/ 224-330-7520
tierney.a.williams.civ@mail.mil

108 TC | W71TAA
Ms. Paula W. James
704-342-5169/ 980-422-1474
paula.w.james.civ@mail.mil

ARAC | W974AA
Ms. Iris Everett
502-626-6009/ 502-817-1315
iris.r.everett.civ@mail.mil

USACAPOC | W7VNAA
Mr. Kent McMillian
910-643-7454/ 910-624-9792
kent.l.mcmillian.civ@mail.mil

Legal Command | W8H9AA
SFC Kwame K Harps Jr.
kwame.k.harps.mil@mail.mil

ARMEDCOM | W858AA
Ms. Khandeece O'Neal
910-771-5200/ 727-222-7716
khandeece.p.oneal.civ@mail.mil

MIRC | W85FAA
Mr. Sammie Mccall
703-806-6125/ 571-260-3106
sammie.l.mccall.civ@mail.mil

7 MSC | W8EDAA
Ms. Tesha Crawford
49 0611-143-528-0285/ 01622965859
tesha.s.crawford.civ@mail.mil

9 MSC | W7QSAA
Ms. Sylvia Moreno/ SFC Kris Kaopuiki
808-438-1600 Ext. 3372/ 808-258-6665
kris.k.kaopuiki.mil@mail.mil

75 TC | W87VAA
Ms. Sally A. Ledbetter
719-317-2027/ 832-291-1760
sally.a.ledbetter.civ@mail.mil

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.