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Preparing the Best to Test the Rest

Eighty-eight soldiers and civilians participated in the Observer Controllers/Trainers Academy for the Vibrant Response Exercise, which included sexual harassment/assault response and prevention training. Story

DoD, DoJ Improve Sexual Assault Response Advocate Training

The Defense Department teamed up with the Justice Department to produce an advanced training program for advocates who provide support to military victims of sexual assault, senior DoD and Justice Department officials said. Story

Changing the Army's Culture of Cultural Change

In a profession as large as the U.S. Army, trying to influence the way organizational members think about specific issues can be a vexing proposition. Story

Spiritual Soldiers Tailor Training for Mission Accomplishment

Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team. Story

SHARP Training Key to Prevention Approach

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. Leaders must establish a positive command climate that supports Soldier safety, emphasizes Army values, and encourages candor and trust among team members. Story

SHARP Resource Center to Open at Fort Campbell

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe – including Fort Campbell. Story

Soldiers Experience 'Happy Hour' of Safety Education

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan presented his "Happy Hour" show, "Comedy is the Cure," inside Fort Eustis' Jacobs Theater, July 2, to communicate the importance safe, smart decision-making. Story

Army SHARP Annual Unit Refresher Training

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. Leaders must establish a positive command climate that supports Soldier safety, emphasizes Army values, and encourages candor and trust among team members. Story

Army Publishes SHARP Campaign Plan

"We must take conscious steps to understand and reduce environmental risks, identify predatory behaviors, and mitigate personal vulnerabilities associated with sexual assault and harassment," Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, G-1, said in the opening letter of the Army's first formal Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention campaign plan. Story

McHugh speaks at 59th CASA conference

Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to 68 civilian aides to the secretary of the Army about the future of the Army June 24 during the 59th annual CASA conference. Story

Installations to Open SHARP Resource Centers

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe. Story

7th CSC Promotes First Army Reserve CW5 in Europe

Debra Blankenbaker wears many hats for the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command. Blankenbaker, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, serves as chief of the 7th CSC's Officer Personnel Branch, G1 Section. She also counsels Soldiers as the program manager for the command's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. Story

Troops Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to SHARP During Training

More than 100 troops paused from their daily missions to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual harassment and assault across their ranks through awareness and prevention training. Story

DoD to Recognize Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation

The Pentagon has announced the first Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award to recognize military and civilian contributions to preventing sexual assault. Story

Army Secretary Challenges Civilian Aides to Help

As Dr. Rory Cooper sat strapped into the seat of an Air Force C-17, he glanced at his empty wheelchair a few feet away and contemplated the last time he rode in this type of aircraft. Story

Victim Advocate Competes in The 2014 Best Warrior Competition

Serving with the 7236th Medical Support Unit as the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) unit victim advocate, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Maglott continues a tradition of serving his fellow Soldiers that he started when he enlisted as a Military Police Officer. Story

Soldier Show 'Stands Strong' at Eustis

The U.S. Army is known for loyalty, honor, courage and integrity – values that each and every Soldier must possess to "Stand Strong" and help create a more resilient force. Story

Best Warrior Competition Throws a SHARP Curveball at Soldiers

When the term "Best Warrior" is tossed around, it's easy to imagine Soldiers being tested on rifle marksmanship, physical fitness and board presentation. SHARP knowledge is often overlooked in the mix of what makes up a complete Soldier. Story

42nd Fires Brigade Stands Down for SHARP Training

The Soldiers of the 42nd Fires Brigade conducted a sexual harassment/assault response and prevention stand-down day, June 11, 2014. Story

Innovation, Experimentation Will Help Keep Army Relevant

"The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr., and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. Story

Force Development Director: Army Values Worthy of Daily Discussion

Despite busy schedules, Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders - in his case branch or division chiefs - to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value. Story

Soldier Show Theme Supports Sexual Assault Prevention

The 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show's production theme of "Stand Strong" is a 70-minute, high-energy production that portrays the Army's message on sexual harassment/assault response and prevention and physical readiness, and also pays tribute to Gold Star families. Story

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