Fort Campbell To Hold Roundtable On Sexual Harassment And Assault
Fort Campbell will hold a roundtable discussion this week on sexual harassment and assaults, in the wake of recent controversies in the US military. Thursday’s event will outline how the 101st Airborne Division is addressing assaults on the base and in the community around the base. The Division is also designating this as SHARP Stand Up week, to raise awareness of the military’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention program. Fort Campbell’s manager of that program was removed from his post last month after he was arrested on charges of stalking his ex-wife. A recent report from the Pentagon estimates that 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted last year, up from 19,000 in 2011. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs to prevent and respond to sexual assault.