Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program

Check out U.S. Army Europe's SHARP video library for short clips that support training and discussion.


The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family.

Download a copy of the Army's SHARP Guidebook.

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21st TSC SHARP challenges all soldiers to be 'The Force Behind the Fight'

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - When mentioned, most simply think of the stereotypical auditorium, a slide-show presentation to be ignored and the glazed over look in the audience's eyes. It is a topic synonymous with terms like "quarterly training," "mandatory" and "death by presentation." In reality, the concept of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention is deserving of much more attention.MORE

Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

Effective immediately, all officers and noncommissioned officers will include goals and objectives that adhere to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program on their Officer Evaluation Report or NCO Evaluation Report.MORE

USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

“Every Soldier, whatever the command relationship to U.S. Army Europe, needs to understand that sexual harassment, assault response and prevention is priority number one,” said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, senior enlisted advisor for USAREUR. “We are going to get at this.” MORE

SHARP training incorporated into USAREUR’s Best Warrior

SHARP training incorporated into USAREUR’s Best Warrior

Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe’s 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane here Aug. 20 to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault. MORE

Sexual assault not a gender issue

Expert: Sexual assault is not a gender issue

Leaders across the Maneuver Center of Excellence learned more about the Army's efforts to change its culture as it relates to sexual assault and harassment awareness prevention, as retired Army... MORE

CSA visits Kandahar

CSA visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to in the Regional Command-South area of operations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and Forward Operating... MORE

SMA holds Pentagon town hall

SMA holds first Pentagon town hall

For the first time ever, the Army's senior enlisted advisor held a town hall meeting for Soldiers who are stationed at the Pentagon. Those Soldiers don't normally get the messages he takes to... MORE

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Contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, or call the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247.

For more guidance on your reporting options and rights, visit

R2D/SHARP Stand Down

USAREUR conducted a Ready and Resilient Directorate (R2D)/SHARP Stand-Down April 15-17 to reinforce the Army's commitment to preventing sexual assault.

Resources from the stand-down are available below or from your brigade Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.

SHARP Summit

The next SHARP Senior Leader Summit will be held Sept. 23-24 on Clay Kaserne for all USAREUR leaders.

Information from the 2013 Summit is posted below and will be replaced with the 2014 summit information by Oct. 1, 2014.

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External Resources

  • National Sexual Violence
    Resource Center
    Provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

  • One in Four
    Prevention strategies based in statistical research shown to increase the likelihood of bystander intervention in a situation where rape or sexual assault may occur.

  • Prevent Connect
    Advances the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.

    The Rape, Assault, Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization; operates the DoD Safe Helpline and the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis.

  • That’s Not Cool
    Uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.

  • Victims Becoming
    Survivors World Wide
    Started and run by a Soldier who survived sexual assault; brings victims and survivors together to help them deal with the emotional turmoil that occurs after a sexual assault takes place.

  • Men Can Stop Rape
    Focuses on prevention to stop violence before it ever happens by helping men use their strength in positive ways in all of their relationships.

  • Date Safe Project
    Provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent, respecting boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors.
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