Leading Change: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since 2004, The Department of the Army has been required to provide an annual report on sexual assault. The Army Sexual HarassmentAssault Response and Prevention SHARP office has been the lead agent for the report and program. Over the years, the SHARP office has gone through several organizational changes due to Department of Defense directed mandates and internal Army decisions. This paper examined the Armys SHARP program from 2004 to 2011 by using Kotters eight-step process of creating major change in an organization. This examination of Army decisions and programs within each of the eight steps showed that the Army has made many significant improvements to address this issue and anchor these changes within its culture. In concluding, this paper provided recommendations in four areas related to formally developing a vision for the SHARP program and using additional ways to communicate the vision and programs to members of the active Army and more specifically to the Reserve Component.
- Sociology and Law