Each December, the Department of Defense (DoD) submits the Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies to Congress. This year’s report, for Academic Program Year 2012-2013, integrates findings from an academy assessment conducted by the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and the DoD Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, and the 2013 Sexual Assault Gender Relations Focus Groups Study conducted in March 2013.
Thank you to all who participated in the survey and focus groups. The prevention and response to Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault is my number one priority, and your commitment is essential in fostering an environment that values military readiness as well as dignity and mutual respect.
The annual report was released publicly January 10, following a press conference by the newly appointed DoD Sexual Assault Response Prevention Office Director, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. The full report is available on the DoD Sexual Assault and Prevention Response site.
Your dedication to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault at West Point is essential, and in enhancing the USMA SHARP program. If you have any questions about the SHARP program, please contact the USMA SARC at (845) 938-0508 or the USCC SARC at (845) 938-7479.
Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr.