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Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment are incompatible with the Army Values and the Warrior Ethos

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Additionally, we strive to:

  • Reduce the stigma of reporting
  • Protect the victim
  • Increase prevention, investigation, prosecution and victim care capabilities
  • Increase training and resources
  • Refine and sustain response capability

Sexual harassment and sexual assault are inconsistent with Army Values and will not be tolerated. One assault is one too many. We must foster a climate of trust that respects and protects our Soldiers, civilians, and family members. We are aggressively implementing and expanding the Army's comprehensive Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. SHARP is a commander's program. We are committed to ensuring engaged leadership at all levels to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Your options

sexual harassment:

If you feel you have been sexually harassed, please contact a SHARP SARC for assistance or call wither the DoD Safe Helpline or 24/7 SHARP Hotline. More information can be found here: Army SHARP Website.

There are three options for filing a sexual harassment complaint for Soldiers:
  • Anonymous  --  Informal  --  Formal
  • (Please contact a SARC or Victim Advocate for more information or click the link above)

DoD Civilians contact your local EEO Office for filing sexual harassment complaints.


sexual assault:

If you have been sexually assaulted, please contact with the 24/7 SHARP Hotline or the DoD Safe Helpline. You can also report to a military treatment facility to receive medical care while still keeping your Restricted Reporting Options. More information can be found here: Army SHARP Website.

There are two options for reporting a sexual assault for Soldiers and their family members:
  • Restricted (no investigation)
  • Unrestricted (criminal investigation)
  • (Please contact a SARC or Victim Advocate for more information or click the link above)
There is only one reporting option for DoD Civilians:
  • Unrestricted (criminal investigation)



Need Help Now

24-7 SHARP Hotline:
  • DSN:  158 or  763-5700
  • Local Cell:  0503-363-5700
  • From States:  011-82-53-470-5700
Safe Helpline:




Community Safety Apps

For information on Apps you can download to help our community stay safe, click here.

Website Resources:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Military OneSource

DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Help Line. Provides anonymous help online, by phone or by text.

ArmyOne Source serves American troops and their Families; 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; people can call in and speak to a consultant or go online and access information or email a consultant. 1-800-464-8107

National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website.

The Army SHARP Program