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