8th TSC troops demonstrate commitment to SHARP during 8th MP-hosted training

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Spc. David Innes, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Col. Mark Jackson (standing), commander, 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, instructs Soldiers from the 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, about Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention during a SHARP stand-down day, June 27.

Spc. David Innes, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
Col. Mark Jackson (standing), commander, 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, instructs Soldiers from the 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, about Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention during a SHARP stand-down day, June 27.

 

Staff Sgt. John C. Garver
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — 8th Theater Sustainment Command troops of the 8th Military Police Brigade, the 45th Sust. Bde. and the 130th Engineer Bde. paused from their daily missions, Friday, to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to eliminating incidents of sexual harassment and assault across their ranks.
The 8th MPs hosted more than 100 troops for a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down to reinforce the important roles that communication, victim advocacy, reporting and accountability play in creating a positive climate and an environment of trust and respect.
“We are making gains when we talk about preventing sexual assault in the Army, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said key speaker Col. Mark Jackson, 8th MP Bde.
commander.
Jackson emphasized the priority all Army leaders should put on the SHARP program, reminded the assembled troops of the consequences associated with sexual harassment and assault, and encouraged them to embrace the day’s scenario-driven discussions.
“Who in this room is a professional?” Jackson asked of the room.
“I am!” they shouted.
“Who is responsible for taking a stand?” Jackson asked.
“I am!” they shouted again.
Jackson closed the day by charging the Soldiers to individually take a stand against sexual harassment and assault, because whether it’s happening to them or to somebody around them, they never know when they could be a hero to a fellow warrior.
In addition to these stand-down training sessions, a variety of other services, offices and individuals are available to ensure troops are aware and actively involved in creating their Army’s culture.

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