• Soldiers and military civilians with various units practice defensive stances during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) self defense training at Graves Gym on Fort Belvoir, Va., June 7. The self defense course offered military personnel the opportunity to learn and practice useful techniques for defense against many forms of physical assault including sudden, close-quarter attacks, choke holds and other forms of assault. The course, taught by Eric Divine, a self-defense instructor with training in martial arts and Modern Army Combatives, was held as part of the command's periodic SHARP training event and also featured a sexual assault awareness class hosted by a representative from the Fort Belvoir Staff Judge Advocate office. "What was most unique was the civilian participation in the training," said Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with INSCOM. "We don't just live with other Soldiers, we're part of a community where civilians are our friends, neighbors and family. Learning to defend ourselves and the community with training like this is very important." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Public Affairs)

    INSCOM practices self defense training during SHARP course

    Soldiers and military civilians with various units practice defensive stances during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) self defense training at Graves Gym on Fort...

  • Eric Divine, a self-defense instructor with training in martial arts and Modern Army Combatives, demonstrates how to counter an assailant grabbing a victim's shoulders during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) self defense training at Graves Gym on Fort Belvoir, Va., June 7. The self defense course offered military personnel the opportunity to learn and practice useful techniques for defense against many forms of physical assault including sudden, close-quarter attacks, choke holds and other forms of assault. Divine, a member of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Fort Myer, Va., spends frequently spends his spare time instructing Soldiers, civilians and family members in the area in the arts of Shotokan and self defense. "What was most unique was the civilian participation in the training," said Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with INSCOM. "We don't just live with other Soldiers, we're part of a community where civilians are our friends, neighbors and family. Learning to defend ourselves and the community with training like this is very important." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Public Affairs)

    INSCOM practices self defense training during SHARP course

    Eric Divine, a self-defense instructor with training in martial arts and Modern Army Combatives, demonstrates how to counter an assailant grabbing a victim's shoulders during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual...

  • Sgt. 1st Class LaSheika N. Hill, a senior noncommissioned officer with 1st Information Operations Command (Land), grapples her partner during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Face to Face and self defense training at Graves Gym on Fort Belvoir, Va., June 7. The self defense course, taught by Eric Divine, a self-defense instructor with training in martial arts and Modern Army Combatives, offered military personnel the opportunity to learn and practice useful techniques for defense against many forms of physical assault including sudden, close-quarter attacks, choke holds and other forms of assault. The course was held as part of the command's periodic SHARP training event and also featured a sexual assault awareness class hosted by a representative from the Fort Belvoir Staff Judge Advocate office. "What was most unique was the civilian participation in the training," said Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with INSCOM. "We don't just live with other Soldiers, we're part of a community where civilians are our friends, neighbors and family. Learning to defend ourselves and the community with training like this is very important." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Public Affairs)

    INSCOM practices self defense training during SHARP course

    Sgt. 1st Class LaSheika N. Hill, a senior noncommissioned officer with 1st Information Operations Command (Land), grapples her partner during the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command practices escaping a forearm hold during the INSCOM Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Face to Face and self defense training at Graves Gym on Fort Belvoir, Va., June 7. The self defense course offered military personnel the opportunity to learn and practice useful techniques for defense against many forms of physical assault including sudden, close-quarter attacks, choke holds and other forms of assault. The course, taught by Eric Divine, a self-defense instructor with training in martial arts and Modern Army Combatives, was held as part of the command's periodic SHARP training event and also featured a sexual assault awareness class hosted by a representative from the Fort Belvoir Staff Judge Advocate office. "What was most unique was the civilian participation in the training," said Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with INSCOM. "We don't just live with other Soldiers, we're part of a community where civilians are our friends, neighbors and family. Learning to defend ourselves and the community with training like this is very important."  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesus J. Aranda, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Public Affairs)

    INSCOM practices self defense training during SHARP course

    Sgt. 1st Class Latisha Holmes, a career counselor with U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command practices escaping a forearm hold during the INSCOM Equal Opportunity Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Face to Face and self...

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Soldiers and military personnel take part in the command's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) self defense training at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 7.

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