Thursday, February 21, 2019
What is it?
The Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Directorate and the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD) have consolidated into a new SHARP, Ready and Resilient (SR2) Directorate. This merger, as approved by the Secretary of the Army, supports the Army's goal of developing ready, resilient Soldiers of character who are able to fight and win the nation's wars.
The SR2 Directorate structurally aligns the Army with the Department of Defense and sister services. The SR2 Directorate will:
What are the current and past efforts of the Army?
The consolidation of the Army SHARP and Army Resiliency Directorates reintegrates organizations that were previously organized under the Human Resources and Policy Directorate (ARD's predecessor) until 2013. The consolidation of the directorates allows the Army to maintain program expertise while capitalizing on the integration of functions.
Organizational structure of the SR2 Directorate:
The new directorate contains six divisions. The major functions of the divisions include:
What are the continued efforts planned by the Army?
A manpower analysis and concept plan are being worked concurrently to ensure the new SR2 Directorate is adequately resourced for SR2 missions in future years.
Why is this important to the Army?
The integration of the Army SHARP and Resiliency Directorates enables the Army to achieve efficiencies through the integration of functions. This merger enhances the Army's prevention capacity, while ensuring that the SR2 Directorate is better postured to focus on the necessary policies, resource, and oversight of critical programs.
We must never forget the Soldiers ... who have given their all. We must never break faith with them and we must give meaning to their sacrifices by remaining ready and following in their footsteps.
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley
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