Ready and resilient must be kept relevant all year

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Eric Sanchez, commander,  and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sherri Campbell, SHARP program manager, 94th AAMDC, pin a teal ribbon during the ceremony.

Brig. Gen. Eric Sanchez, commander, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sherri Campbell, SHARP program manager, 94th AAMDC, pin a teal ribbon during the ceremony.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Jaquetta Gooden
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

HONOLULU — The Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

Initiatives on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, Master Resiliency Training, suicide prevention, equal opportunity and spiritual fitness have reached across the ranks as the Army’s top priorities to ensure zero tolerance and maintain Soldier readiness.

The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command compiled these initiatives and established the Ready and Resiliency Team, comprised of certified trainers in SHARP, MRT, EO and the command chaplain for spiritual fitness and guidance.

“The Ready and Resiliency Team serves as a one-stop shop uniquely organic to the 94th AAMDC,” said Chaplain (Col.) Ken Revell, 94th AAMDC chaplain. “We are the first line of defense when it comes to issues surrounding these initiatives. Our task is to train and educate.”

The Ready and Resiliency Team was created for the command to have a platform to raise awareness and prevention year-round.

Although April is SHARP awareness month, the 94th AAMDC Ready and Resiliency Team’s mission is to ensure that awareness and prevention is present every day.

“We want to enforce that every day, 365 days a year, is sexual harassment and sexual assault awareness and prevention day, every day!” said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sherri Campbell, the SHARP program manager, during a ribbon tying ceremony held in front of the 94th AAMDC and Pacific Air Forces’s headquarters, April 1.

Tying a teal ribbon around the trees outside of the headquarters signifies that each Soldier in the command accepts the responsibility to look after one another and to not be a bystander in the U.S Army Garrison-Hawaii’s “Take a STAND!” campaign.

“Our team continues to put together special events and ceremonies, like the ribbon tying ceremony, to enhance Soldier awareness and knowledge,” said Sgt. 1st Class Philip Wagers, EO adviser and MRT.

The Ready and Resiliency Team has made great strides since its launch, from the development of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to orchestrating three EO observances alongside U.S. Army-Pacific, to monthly MRT and SHARP training, to the command.

“Being a part of something that was just an idea, and to see that idea transform into a reality, speaks volumes of this great command,” explained Master Sgt. Anthony Wyatt, 94th SHARP representative.

“This is for the Soldiers. All of us must know our part and do our part in order to eliminate sexual assault/harassment from our ranks and organization,” said Wyatt.

“We will continue to maneuver forward in our efforts,” said Revell. “It is incumbent upon all of us to get better, get healthier and to become more adaptable when it comes to engaging the complex challenges of life, and that is why programs like the Ready and Resiliency Team are set in place.”

The resiliency team has been very effective for the 94th AAMDC. It will continue to focus forward on its lines of effort, which include refining policies and prioritizing resources to support Soldiers’ resiliency, building and maintaining Soldier readiness, strengthening Army professionals and communicating change.

The initiative highlights the Army’s SHARP and Ready and Resilient campaigns, while keeping with the Army values.

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