Division run highlights ‘Take a Stand’ commitment

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
The 25th Infantry Division command group leads the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program run April 1st on Schofield Barracks, Hi. The division ran to bring awareness and display the ongoing commitment to eliminating sexual assault from the ranks. (From left to right) Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito, 25th Inf. Div. Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th Inf. Div. Commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Brzak, 25th Inf. Div. Command Sgt. Major, Col. Andrew Preston, 25th Inf. Div. Chief of Staff and Brig. Gen. Patrick Matlock, 25th Inf. Div. Deputy Commanding General-Support.

The 25th Infantry Division command group leads the Sexual Harassment/Assault
Response and Prevention program run April 1st on Schofield Barracks, Hi. The
division ran to bring awareness and display the ongoing commitment to
eliminating sexual assault from the ranks. (From left to right) Brig. Gen.
Gary M. Brito, 25th Inf. Div. Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Maj.
Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th Inf. Div. Commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott
Brzak, 25th Inf. Div. Command Sgt. Major, Col. Andrew Preston, 25th Inf.
Div. Chief of Staff and Brig. Gen. Patrick Matlock, 25th Inf. Div. Deputy Commanding General-Support.

Story and photos by
Sgt. Ian Morales
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – In recognition of April being SHARP month, the 25th Infantry Division held a proclamation signing and division run Friday, here.

Prior to the run Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th ID Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak , 25th ID senior enlisted advisor, signed a proclamation outlining how “Tropic Lightning “ should stand up against the insider threat of sexual assault.

Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th ID Commander speaks to the entire divison prior to signing a proclamation to bring awareness to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program Friday, here. The division then ran to bring awareness and display the ongoing commitment to eliminating sexual assault from the ranks.

Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th ID Commander speaks to the entire divison prior to signing a proclamation to bring awareness to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program Friday, here. The division then ran to bring awareness and display the ongoing commitment to eliminating sexual assault from the ranks.

“The formation has done a great job,” Flynn said. “You’re all taking a stand, looking out for one another. It’s good for us to get together, kick off the month as a team to rid (sexual assault) from our ranks.”

Leaders within the division are expected to intervene, act and motivate their units to not be bystanders when it comes to sexual harassment and assault, Flynn said.

“This is about treating each other with dignity and respect, which is something I know you care deeply about and doing that with each one of your comrades, friends, family members, and everybody across the community,” Flynn said.

SHARP Program Progress
The Soldiers of the 25th ID ran to remind everyone response and prevention is not just something to be observed once a year, but an ongoing commitment to eliminate sexual assault in the Army.

Lisa Charles, the USARHAW SHARP Program Manager says this year’s “Take a Stand” campaign targets squad and team levels of Soldiers to inspire junior leaders as well as family members to identify and prevent sexual assault and harassment from the lowest level on up.

“SHARP is tied to readiness,” she said. “If you have an individual who’s been sexually assaulted, they may be experiencing trauma that takes them out of the fight. The SHARP program is there to help those people heal and return to the fight. We have come a long way. We’ve made so many leaps and bounds from where we were, even 50 years ago and 20 years ago.”

The Army is looking towards the future by working with new initiatives to expand the toolbox of SHARP professionals, including interactive training, research into male victimization and the role of alcohol in relation to sexual assaults.

Charles went on to say that she feels proud to be part of such great success from where the Army started to engage in the prevention of sexual assault and harassment to now. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – In recognition of April being SHARP month, the 25th Infantry Division held a proclamation signing and division run Friday, here.

Prior to the run Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, 25th ID Commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak , 25th ID senior enlisted advisor, signed a proclamation outlining how “Tropic Lightning “ should stand up against the insider threat of sexual assault.

“The formation has done a great job,” Flynn said. “You’re all taking a stand, looking out for one another. It’s good for us to get together, kick off the month as a team to rid (sexual assault) from our ranks.”
Leaders within the division are expected to intervene, act and motivate their units to not be bystanders when it comes to sexual harassment and assault, Flynn said.

“This is about treating each other with dignity and respect, which is something I know you care deeply about and doing that with each one of your comrades, friends, family members, and everybody across the community,” Flynn said.

SHARP Program Progress
The Soldiers of the 25th ID ran to remind everyone response and prevention is not just something to be observed once a year, but an ongoing commitment to eliminate sexual assault in the Army.

Lisa Charles, the USARHAW SHARP Program Manager says this year’s “Take a Stand” campaign targets squad and team levels of Soldiers to inspire junior leaders as well as family members to identify and prevent sexual assault and harassment from the lowest level on up.

“SHARP is tied to readiness,” she said. “If you have an individual who’s been sexually assaulted, they may be experiencing trauma that takes them out of the fight. The SHARP program is there to help those people heal and return to the fight. We have come a long way. We’ve made so many leaps and bounds from where we were, even 50 years ago and 20 years ago.”

The Army is looking towards the future by working with new initiatives to expand the toolbox of SHARP professionals, including interactive training, research into male victimization and the role of alcohol in relation to sexual assaults.

Charles went on to say that she feels proud to be part of such great success from where the Army started to engage in the prevention of sexual assault and harassment to now.

Find SHARP
For more information regarding the SHARP program, visit their Facebook page by searching USARHAWSHARP.

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