SHARP News Archive

Wed, 2016-04-06 09:52

"Sexual assault and sexual harassment is not just a cancer for the Army, but also with our society." April begins Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Join Senior Leaders in making our U.S. Army a better place for all Soldiers, Civilians and Families. To watch Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy SHARP Message , click the photo above.

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Mon, 2016-04-04 10:10

Command Sergeant Major David O. Turnbull (L) and Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, the Commander and Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, sign a proclamation naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 1 in the Frontier Conference Center at Fort Leavenworth. The two were joined during the ceremony by Maj. Shari (Sharee) Bowen, a student of the Command and General Staff College. (U.S. Army photo by Scott Gibson)

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Mon, 2016-03-28 13:36

Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC). For more on this story, click the photography above. (Photo Credit: Mr. John Martinez)

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Wed, 2016-03-23 15:40

Maj. Katie Crumby, military police officer, shares her story of sexual assault in front of an auditorium of roughly 1,800 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students Tuesday, March 22, as part of a discussion panel. The Fort Leavenworth Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program office and the U.S. Army SHARP Academy presented the event. Several survivors of sexual assault participated including Maj. Shari (Sharee) Bowen and Marine Corps Maj. Alexis Piet, shown with Crumby here. For more on this story, click the photo above.

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Fri, 2016-02-26 10:51

Mr. Brad Pippin, director of operation for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center was the guest speaker at the SHARP Academy graduation ceremony for two classes, 004 and 005, held at Flint Hall on Fort Leavenworth.

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Fri, 2016-01-22 10:04

General David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited with students of the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 14. During the visit, Perkins discussed the importance of the students' positions as victim advocates (VAs) and sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs) and, the emphasis the Army places on facing the sexual harassment and assault menace to Soldier and unit readiness. "Don't confuse what you are for and what you do," Perkins told the students. "What you do is the title you hold. What you are for is to protect the integrity of the profession by maintaining trust among our Soldiers." Trust and what it means to the Army as a profession was a recurring theme during the discussion with the general. "The keystone of our profession is trust," Perkins said, adding that if sexual harassment or assault goes unaddressed within a unit, it sends the message that trust between Soldiers is not important. For more on this story, the photo above.

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Thu, 2015-12-17 14:06

Eric Fanning, acting Secretary of the Army, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy Thursday, Dec. 17. Fanning received a briefing on the activities of the academy from Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, and Col. Geoffrey Catlett, director of the SHARP Academy. The discussion consisted of questions about how to prevent sexual harassment and assault, and the metrics by which success could be measured. "We have extremely effective ways to evaluate the success of training and response," Catlett said in reference the Fanning's questions on metrics. "It is much tougher to evaluate prevention efforts, because how do you evaluate a negative event -- an event that didn't occur."

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Mon, 2015-12-14 13:44

Lt. Gen. Robert Brown attended the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center open house Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. The center was designed based on a similar initiative that was first started at Fort Lewis as a safe place for victims to get the help they need.

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Tue, 2015-12-08 08:28

Representative Lynn Jenkins (Center) from the Kansas 2nd Congressional District discusses the importance of the US Army SHARP Academy with Anthony McNeill (Right) Deputy Director for the SHARP Academy and Bill Roe (Left), District Coordinator for Jenkins. The Congresswoman was impressed how far the academy has come in one year and felt the ongoing initiatives underway would benefit Soldiers and units.

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Fri, 2015-12-04 10:40

Command Sgt. Major Michael Clowser of Army University Speaks to the SHARP Academy Graduation Class 16-003 Friday, Dec. 4 in Grant Hall Auditorium located on Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

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