FORT RUCKER, Ala. (May 31, 2016) — When Soldiers head into battle, they’re sent into the fight with the best equipment and training that the Army can provide, so why not provide the best when it comes to fighting battles back home?
Incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault rank among the Army’s toughest and most sensitive problems. When investigating these incidents, command teams need to follow the proper procedures. To help command teams, the Army recently introduced an interactive video called ELITE SHARP CTT.
- ELITE stands for the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment.
- SHARP stands for the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention.
- CTT stands for Command Team Trainer.
The video game is designed to train command teams at the company, battalion and brigade levels. ELITE SHARP CTT is available to all Army units for free on the Milgaming site https://milgaming.army.mil/
It can be used for collective or individual training.
ELITE SHARP CTT provides:
- Instructions from an avatar about the procedures command teams should follow in sexual harassment and sexual assault cases.
- Animated scenarios showing the right way and the wrong way to handle such situations. They feature officers and NCOs.
- An interactive portion where a command team member selects questions to ask virtual Soldiers about sexual assault or sexual harassment incidents.
- At the end, the command team member receives a performance score.
ELITE SHARP CTT is part of the Army’s effort of using technology to create engaging training and educational programs. ELITE SHARP CTT represents another resource to help the Army address and prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment, a problem that undermines our readiness and goes against our Army Core Values.
The video game’s introduction follows an earlier version of ELITE that teaches young Army leaders counseling skills. The earlier version prompted the Army’s Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Office to request a SHARP-specific program.
To meet the request, the Army’s Games for Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, worked with the Army Research Laboratory and the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies to create the video game.
Here’s a great article with more information on ELITE SHARP CTT:
And remember – you can help prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment; be the force behind the fight and have the courage to intervene if you recognize a threat to your fellow Soldier. Take action and do what’s right.
Victory Starts Here!
– CSM D
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran visited Fort Leavenworth on Friday, April 22. He received a detailed briefing concerning numerous issues on the installation from Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Be the Force behind the Fight against sexual assault and harassment. Remember, I. AM. Strong: Intervening, Acting and Motivating against sexual assault and harassment in our ranks begins with each and every member of the Army team. To learn more visit www.SHARP.army.mil.
The 35th Infantry Division — in conjunction with the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Academy — hosted a professional forum in Tice Hall at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Wednesday, April 13. The discussion focused on civilian sector trends in adult sexual crime cases, handling a victim of an adult sexual assault, as well as the litigation process and victims’ rights.
For the past twelve years, the U.S. Army and Training and Doctrine Command have set aside the month of April to raise awareness about the importance of preventing sexual assault and harassment. In this video, the TRADOC command team – Gen. David Perkins, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport – discuss how sexual assault and harassment have no place in the Army. They call on members of the Army profession to take action to do what’s right, and motivate Soldiers to keep each other safe.