Learning to Defend Yourself: SHARP 360

by Intern Shin, Hyo-ju
U.S. Army

USAG DAEGU, South Korea -- The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. For the Soldiers and service members in Area IV, United States Army Garrison Daegu conducted SHARP 360 face-to-face training at the Camp Walker SHARP 360 building, June 21.

"We want to bring the Soldiers and service members in the SHARP 360 face-to-face training and explain them about the rules and regulations that govern sexual assault response program," said Richard Flower, USAG Daegu Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. "We usually take them into a scenario such as gym, barrack or bar scene. Also, we give them basic instruction and update on challenges of possible sexual assault that people might face."

The training was divided into two parts. At the beginning, Mr. Richard Flower presented a lecture about basic concepts of sexual harassment and instructions how to face it. Then Soldiers filled out a questionnaire about their experience related to sexual harassment, they played several role-playing following the scenarios.

"The training was great," said Spc. Angelika Lundy, movement specialist, 622nd Movement Control Team. "When the Soldiers were role-playing, they acted as certain people. Everybody can be put in those sorts of situations, so I think the role-playing was a great help to us."

The Area IV SHARP 360 facility was designed and built as a concept in Republic of Korea. The training has been going on for many years between USAG Daegu and 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

"We allowed units in Area IV to continue to reinforce the training and to use different scenario at this place," said Flower. It is available for service members, local nationals, Soldiers, and anyone else."

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