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Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts NCO SHARP Summit

Join Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) held its first noncommissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center. The event's guest speakers and discussion panels included sexual assault response coordinators, victim advocates, unit sergeants major from around the post, and representatives from the University of Washington.

During one of the event's discussion panels, Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, the I Corps intelligence sergeant major, told the compelling story of her experience as a sexual assault survivor and spoke of the important role NCOs play in combating sexual assaults and harassment.

"A staff sergeant was the first person to find out what happened to me," Guerra said. "My floor sergeant came out after hearing me scream; he took immediate action."

Read the full article by Staff Sgt. Micah VanDyke: Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

Learn more about Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra's story: Effects of Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment on the Army Profession: A Victim and Leader Perspective

Odierno Outlines Priorities for the incoming SMA

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Gen. Raymond F. Chandler III took questions from dedicated and motivated Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army during a virtual town hall meeting recently at Google Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

During the hangout session Odierno was asked what his top priorities were for incoming Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

When discussing his four top priorities Odierno said we must "ensure we continue to understand what the Army Profession is and what it means to be a professional and what we expect. What are the standards - what are the ethics and moral values that we value in the Army?"

Read the full article: Odierno outlines priorities for new SMA

Watch the full Virtual Town Hall with Army Leadership

Hagel Thanks 1st Sgt. Moerk for Confronting Unethical Conduct on Social Media

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Army 1st Sgt. Katrina Moerk of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, to thank her for leading by example and confronting service members who were behaving unethically online.

Moerk was browsing a social media network's community page earlier this year when she came upon a video that she found offensive and sexist. When she commented as much, several respondents attacked her with insults. Some of the respondents were wearing uniforms in their profile photos, the first sergeant said, so she wrote to them directly.

"I looked them up, introduced myself and explained to them why they were stupid. And I [copied] the director of the Army SHARP program to help their units improve their SHARP training, because it was obviously lacking. And it's kind of blown up from there," Moerk said.

Read the full article by Claudette Roulo: Hagel Thanks Soldier for Confronting Unethical Behavior Online

Watch the video case study featuring 1st Sgt. Katrina Moerk on our website: Confronting Unethical Conduct on Social Media

SMA Discusses Army Values, the Army Profession

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has less than two months left before completing his tenure as the U.S. Army's top enlisted Soldier. Chandler visited Fort Bragg Dec. 3 and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members to discuss the Army Values, sexual assault, suicide, and other Army issues.

"Our profession demands that we look out for one another," Chandler said. "We can make a difference. We just have to decide we're going to be what we say that we are -- professional United States Army Soldiers."

Read the full article: SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

SMA Chandler Discusses Army Profession and Ethic during Thanksgiving Trip to Korea

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited Camp Kim, Camp Humphries, Camp Hovey, and Camp Casey in Korea Nov. 26 and 27 to personally thank Soldiers for their service. During his visit Chandler held town hall meetings to discuss the Army Profession and Ethic. Chandler picked Soldiers from the audience to start discussions and addressing issues of sexual assault and suicide.

"It is this kind of dedicated, engaged leadership, and a commitment to the Army Profession and Ethic ... that will have the most impact on these issues," said Chandler. "They will be more effective than any policy senior leadership can enact to address these issues."

Read the full article about Chandler's visit to Korea: SMA Chandler visits Soldiers during Thanksgiving trip to Korea

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