SHARP app earns ATSC workers DOD award

By Mike Casey - Combined Arms Center - TrainingFebruary 29, 2016

ATSC workers display SHARP app
Three Army Training Support Center employees will receive the 2015 Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award for developing a mobile application. Diane Jenkins, Matt MacLaughlin and Tyler Gross developed the We Care application. MacLaughlin holds a ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Three current Army Training Support Center (ATSC) employees will receive a Defense Department award for developing an application to stop sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The ATSC workers and two Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) employees will receive the 2015 Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award on March 31 at the Pentagon.

They developed an application called "We Care," which helps victims find help and encourages Soldiers to intervene and stop sexual misconduct. Some 21 Army installations adopted the application, and 7,332 users downloaded it on their IOS, Android and Windows phones.

"This innovative measure supports the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Campaign and serves as an educational and resource tool to reduce high-risk behaviors with the ultimate goal of eliminating sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Army's ranks," the award citation stated.

"The team's efforts reflect great credit upon themselves, the Combined Arms Support Command, the Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense," the citation stated.

The three current ATSC recipients are: Diane Jenkins, senior information technology specialist; Tyler Gross, computer scientist, and Matt MacLaughlin, senior mobile instructional design specialist. The two CASCOM employees are: David Garrison, senior mobile instructional design specialist, and Christopher Borland, information assurance manager.

All five worked on the project at CASCOM, Fort Lee, Va., in 2012. The three ATSC employees came to work for the TRADOC Capability Manager for Mobile Learning, Fort Eustis, Va., in 2015.

TCM Mobile works on finding ways to help Soldiers and civilians use mobile devices to access training and educational resources.

One of TCM Mobile's efforts was helping to launch the TRADOC Application Gateway that provides a link to Army proponent-approved applications. We Care is one of the nearly 100 applications on TAG. The application also helps in the Army's suicide prevention effort.

"The award-winning application and the many others on TAG represent a new way for the Army to deliver training and educational materials to Soldiers and civilians at the point of need," said Lt. Col. Joe Harris, TCM Mobile.

ATSC is a subordinate organization of the Combined Arms Center -- Training, Fort Leavenworth. CAC-T's web site is, it's Facebook page is and its Twitter handle is ‏@usacactraining .

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