TRAIN LIKE YOU FIGHT: BYSTANDER-INTERVENTION TRAINING

In the military you train. You train a lot. Physically, mentally, emotionally, on the firing range, in the tank, in the aircraft, drills underway, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coasties and now Guardians train constantly through repetitions. Repetitions build muscle memory so when the event — the crisis occurs in real life, instinct and training take over and bypass hesitation and doubt. What if training to prevent sexual harassment was conducted the same way. Rebecca Segal shares how one unit in the Army is applying good old fashion hands-on repetition to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Training with a strong emphasis on prevention in the earliest stages.