Annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Summitt underway
Master Sgt. William Downey (center) receives the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year 2012 award from U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick (far right) at the 2012 Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Summit in Leesburg, Va., May 7, 2012.

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2012) -- The Army's Annual "I. A.M. Strong" Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Summit takes place May 7-9 at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.

The annual summit is part of an Army-wide prevention campaign and brings together command leadership, subject matter experts, Soldiers, and representatives from other military Services to educate, train, and communicate new ways of addressing prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Army.

This year's summit aims to further reduce the number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault within our ranks by promoting intervention and encouraging help seeking behaviors.

The SHARP Summit is an integral part of the Army's SHARP Program; a comprehensive integration and transformation of the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and Prevention of Sexual Harassment efforts.

The SHARP Program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness and prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting, and accountability.

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