Reporting Assault

Restricted Reporting

Restricted Reporting allows an Active Duty Soldier who is a sexual assault victim, on a confidential basis, to disclose the details of his/her assault to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and counseling, without triggering the official investigative process or command notification.

Soldiers who are sexually assaulted and desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the assault to the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate, Chaplain or a Healthcare Provider.

Unrestricted Reporting

Unrestricted Reporting allows a Soldier who is sexually assaulted and desires medical treatment, counseling, and an official investigation of his/her allegation to use current reporting channels (e.g., chain of command, law enforcement, or he/she may report the incident to the SARC or the Victim Advocate).

Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately notify a Victim Advocate. Additionally, with the victim's consent, the healthcare provider shall conduct a forensic examination, which may include the collection of evidence. Details regarding the incident will be limited to only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.

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SHARP Training

Annual Training

IAW AR 350-1 and AD 2018-23 guidance, units must conduct annual training for Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention. Unit leaders will lead the training with the assistance of credentialed SHARP professionals.


Foundation Course

Every BDE must have no less than 1 full time SARC and 1 full time Victim Advocate on orders. The Foundation Course is one of the requirements for an individual to serve. All SHARP professionals must maintain current NOVA credentials. Classes are 80 hours of instruction, conducted three times year.

Contact your perspective BDE SARC to complete all local and regulatory requirements for enrollment into the foundation course.All classes are projected in ATRRS.

For additional information contact the 1ID SHARP Program Manager at 239-0619 or LEAD SARC at 239-3379.