Leaders from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) show their support for Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) with a proclamation.
Brig. Gen Dennis D. Doyle, Commanding General for Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and TAMC, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Robert C. Luciano, Command Sergeant Major for PRMC and TAMC signed a proclamation that honors the month of April as sexual assault awareness month.
"We have a responsibility to create a culture where bystanders intervene, offenders are held accountable, and survivors are provided with the highest quality of care as they are treated with dignity and respect," said Doyle in the proclamation letter. "We have a personal and moral obligation to stand up and speak up against sexual assault regardless of the time, place or situation," he said.
PRMC leaders also encouraged staff to re-examine what can be done as individuals and as a team to eliminate the enemy within the ranks. "We encourage all Soldiers, Family members, and Civilians to join together, participate in the events planned by our SHARP team, and pledge to end sexual assault. Speak up," said Doyle.
The proclamation signing supports the Army's 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme, Speak Up!"
The theme, in conjunction with the Army's "I. A.M. Strong" campaign, challenges servicemembers to speak up and not be a passive bystander.