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Prevention expert: Men must speak out against sexual assault

May 1, 2015 — Jackson Katz, who hasprepared sexual assault awareness programs for the National Football League,brought a program to Fort Riley geared toward changing the way sexual harassmentprevention is looked at by men. Soldiers at RileyConference Center April 16 heard Katz why the program is focused toward men. “We need more men,” Katz said,“who, instead of MORE
Jackson Katz prepared sexual assault awareness programs for the National Football League and  brought a program to Fort Riley geared toward  changing the way men perceive sexual harassment.

April raises sexual assault awareness

April 30, 2015 — April is sexual assault awarenessmonth, and the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention staff at FortRiley is increasing efforts to educate the community. The SHARP program is aimedtoward eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change,prevention, intervention, investigation, accountability and advocacy/response.One of MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Sexual assault prevention is everyone’s responsibility

April 17, 2015 — Times change. We have longsince left the era of looking the other way when a buddy makes a bad decision.We see it in our efforts to keep people from driving under the influence and wefocus on it a lot when it comes to sexual assault or sexual harassment. The idea that we all have aresponsibility in preventing these behaviors isn’t new. We’ve always MORE

Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

January 29, 2015 — JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. –Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,”Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said recently in closing remarks at the Air ForceSexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit. Hagel said the militarycommunity is unique in its raised standards and the expectation that servicemembers will commit to MORE

Soldier confronts unethical behavior online

December 29, 2014 — WASHINGTON – Defense SecretaryChuck Hagel met with a senior noncommissioned officer Dec. 15 to thank her forleading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment afterconfronting service members who were behaving unethically online. Army 1st Sgt. KatrinaMoerk, now the first sergeant of Charlie Company, 741st Military MORE

Army publishes SHARP campaign plan

July 30, 2014 — WASHINGTON – “We must takeconscious steps to understand and reduce environmental risks, identifypredatory behaviors, and mitigate personal vulnerabilities associated withsexual assault and harassment,” Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, G-1 Personnel andadministration, said in the opening letter of the Army’s first formal SexualHarassment/Assault MORE

Victims of sexual assault safe with medical forensic nurses

March 21, 2014 — WASHINGTON – “It’simportant for victims of sexual assault to know that they are safe with themedical forensic nurses,” said a nurse who’s a sexual assault medical forensicexaminer. “We will take care of theiremotional, safety, medical and forensic care,” with the understanding thatvictims have been through a traumatic event and are still MORE

DoD strives to eliminate sexual assault

March 10, 2014 — WASHINGTON – Eliminating sexualassault in the U.S. military is one of the Department of Defense’s highestpriorities. The department welcomes President Barack Obama’s continued leadershipon this issue and shares his commitment to doing what it takes to solve this problem,said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a statement issued Dec. 20. Hagel’s MORE

Army must defeat sexual assault, says new SHARP director

September 5, 2013 — WASHINGTON – As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers. Now leading the charge against sexual assault in the Army is Christine T. Altendorf, Ph.D, the new director of the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention MORE
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Initiatives keep pressure on sexual assault

August 27, 2013 — Story by: Jim Garamone, AFPSWASHINGTON – The seven new initiatives to combat sexual assault announced by Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continue the pressure on an issue that can erode the effectiveness of the military, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. "Every service member and DoD civilian deserves a safe environment in MORE

Army addresses sexual assault prevention at women’s panel

August 15, 2013 — Story by: Alex Dixon and Julia Henning, ANSWASHINGTON – Leadership, resources, education and expertise will be the keys to preventing sexual assault and harassment in the Army. Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, director of military personnel management, Army G-1, spoke as part of a panel discussion on sexual assault prevention and response, July 31 in MORE
From left to right, Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamands, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, Air Force Maj. Gen Margaret Woodward, and Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn participated in a sexual assault prevention and response event panel discussion July 31 in Washington.  Photo by: ANS.

‘Big Red One’ leaders share SHARP Summit experiences

August 8, 2013 — When the Honorable Thomas R. Lamont visited Fort Riley July 18 and 19, he did so to gain insight and discuss Fort Riley's Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. Among the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley officials Lamont and his staff met with during the visit, were Col. Frank Muth, "Big Red One's" deputy commander for MORE

McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

June 20, 2013 — OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF PUBLIC AFFAIRSJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Secretary of the Army John McHugh today detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims. During remarks at the June 11 Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and MORE
Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks during the 6th Annual I. A.M. Strong SHARP Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 11, 2013. The purpose of the summit is to provide forums for commanders to learn best practices from each other, as well as engage the commanders in an open discussion about the strategic future direction of the SHARP Program and how to meet Army goals.  OCPA photo.

SMA on sexual assault: Commitment to ‘Army profession’ required

June 20, 2013 — Story by: David Vergun, ANSJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – "We have challenges when it comes to sexual assault, because from my perspective, we're not really sure what the Army profession, character and commitment is all about," said the Army's top enlisted Soldier. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spoke during the sixth annual Sexual MORE

Odierno: Unfortunately, some still tolerate sexual assault

June 20, 2013 — Story by: Lisa Ferdinando, ANSJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – There are some in the Army who may not yet fully appreciate the gravity of the sexual assault situation in the Army, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno. In a conference center June 10, Odierno addressed a room full of mostly two-, three- and even four-star generals at the start MORE
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno addresses general officers and other Army leaders at a conference on the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program June 10 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.  ANS photo.

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