By Andricka Thomas, ATECJuly 18, 2014
Jody Jackson, Equal Employment Opportunity specialist with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, conducts Face-to-Face Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training to members of the ATEC workforce comprised of both military and civilian Army professionals July 17 at ATEC headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The training sparked debate among the audience as they learned more about the ways to recognize warning signs, reporting practices and how the Army is cultivating a culture change from the Army's former reactive and victim focused to a more pro-active strategy that focuses on the offenders and eliminating the risks altogether to prevent victims from being offended in the first place. As part of the Army's Ready and Resilience Campaign, training sessions will continue throughout the first month.
The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign aims to improve the readiness and resilience of the Total Army -- Soldiers, Civilians and Families. Ready and Resilient will build upon mental, physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual resilience to the Total Army to enhance their ability to manage challenges. For more information on SHARP efforts, visit www.sexualassault.army.mil.