A link to AR 600-20 can be found here.
How would you answer Why is SHARP important?.
**Know your SHARP rep, Unit VA, the DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247. Use this information in your answers! The board members come from YOUR organization, personalize your answers whenever possible.
Here is some additional info about the SHARP program that is helpful to know. It is from US Army Japan, so most of the local information is not applicable.
1) What does SHARP stand for?
A: Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention
2) What is the Army’s slogan for the SHARP campaign?
A: I AM Strong.
3) What does I AM stand for?
A: Intervene, Act, Motivate
4) What does POSH stand for?
A: Prevention of Sexual Harassment
5) What is the Army’s Policy on Sexual Harassment?
A: It is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated
6) What are the results of Sexual Harassment?
A: Sexual harassment destroys teamwork and negatively affects combat readiness
7) What is Sexual Harassment?
A: Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders
8) What are the different categories of Sexual Harassment?
A: 1. Verbal 2. Non-Verbal 3. Physical Contact
9) What are the Types of Sexual Harassment?
A: 1. Quid pro quo (this for that) 2. Hostile environment
10) What are the five techniques of dealing with Sexual Harassment?
A: 1. Direct approach 2. Indirect approach 3. Third party 4. Chain of command 5. Filing a formal complaint
11) What is the Army’s definition of Sexual assault?
A: a crime defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent
12) What are the three echelons of sexual assault victim advocates (VAs) in a Garrison Environment?
A: 1. The installation sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) 2. Installation victim advocates (IVA) 3. Unit victim advocates (UVAs)
13) What are the two types of reporting of Sexual Assault?
A: 1. Restricted and Unrestricted
14) What is Restricted reporting?
A: Restricted reporting allows a Soldier who is a sexual assault victim, on a confidential basis, to disclose the details of his/her assault to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and counseling, without triggering the official investigative process
15) What is Unrestricted reporting?
A: Unrestricted reporting allows a Soldier who is sexually assaulted and desires medical treatment, counseling, and an official investigation of his/her allegation to use current reporting channels (for example, the chain of command or law enforcement), or he/she may report the incident to the SARC or the on-call VA
16) Who can a Soldier report a Sexual Assault to if they want to keep it restricted?
A: the SARC, a VA, or a healthcare provider, a chaplain
17) Who can a Soldier report a Sexual Assault to if they want it to be Unrestricted?
A: chain of command, law enforcement or report the incident to the SARC