SHARP Academy

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy hosted a Proclamation Signing ceremony April 1 to kick off CAC and Fort Leavenworth's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, or SAAPM. "An integral responsibility of commanders is to set the conditions that enforce Army standards to prevent and report sexual offenses when they occur. I expect leaders and Soldiers at all levels to be involved in the prevention of and elimination of sexual assault in our ranks," Lundy said. Lt. Gen. Lundy's comments resonate with this year's SAAPM theme of "I Ask," which sends the message that asking for consent is a normal and necessary part of interactions that helps to prevent sexual assaults from happening in the first place. For people to simply say, "I Ask" shows an understanding of the most basic communication step in avoiding sexual assaults: obtaining consent. While the focus of SAAPM is always on victims and awareness, this year's theme endeavors to prevent assaults and build on the core Army Value of respect. ...Read More
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Fuller, former Fort Leavenworth garrison command sergeant major, was the guest speaker at the Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention (SHARP) Academy graduation ceremony for Class 18-004 held Thursday, May 17, in Grant Auditorium....Read More
Don M. Snider, PhD. Professor of Political Sciences, Emeritus, West Point, and Adjunct Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, speaks at the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Professional Forum in Marshall Auditorium on Tuesday, May 8, at the Lewis & Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The event was entitled "Can the Army be an effective military profession if sexual assault and sexual harassment are undiminished?" Click the photo to read more....Read More
Bradley Pippin, director of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center at Fort Leavenworth, was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for Class 18-003 of the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Thursday, March 8. The SHARP Academy is responsible for the training of Victim Advocates (VAs), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and SHARP Program Managers across the entire Force....Read More
Kirby Brown, deputy to the command general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for Class 18-002 of the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Thursday, Feb. 22. The SHARP Academy is responsible for the training of Victim Advocates (VAs), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and SHARP Program Managers across the entire Force....Read More
Dr. Dorothy Edwards, president of Alteristic, Inc., speaks the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Professional Forum at Marshall Auditorium of 2018 on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Lewis & Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The event was entitled “Shift Happens: Shifting Paradigms from Response to Prevention."...Read More
Colonel Greg Penfield, vice provost for Learning Systems with The Army University, was the guest speaker at the Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention (SHARP) Academy graduation ceremony for Class 18-001 held Thursday. Nov. 16, in grant Auditorium on Fort Leavenworth....Read More
Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, M.A., director of We End Violence, speaks at this quarter’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Professional Forum Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Lewis & Clark Building on Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Bucholtz presented military personnel, civilian law enforcement, healthcare providers, and officials from local colleges and universities with a fresh point of view to the idea of consent and sexual violence. Click the photo to read more....Read More

Our Mission

The Army SHARP Academy (ASA) trains and educates the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), Victim Advocates (VAs), SHARP Trainers, and Program Managers; and as the Army SHARP Training Proponent is responsible for Army wide SHARP leader development, education and training.

Our Objectives

  • Professionalize our SHARP Personnel through a challenging and academically rigorous program
  • Increase the Rate of Innovation across the Army and provide effective training & education
  • Become a Leader in the National Dialogue on sexual violence