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Army Conducts Beta Test on Trainer App for Sexual Harassment/Assault Counseling

army stock photoThe U.S. Army has completed a beta test on the Elite Sharp Command Team Trainer laptop-based application as part of a software validation process that seeks to leverage user feedback for further development work.

Stephen Nolan reported Friday that Elite Sharp CTT is based on the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment – Counseling application and works to train junior officers on sexual harassment or assault response and prevention.

“The goal for the Elite Sharp CTT is to create a baseline standard that lays out the golden rules for an effective unit ‘Sharp’ program,” said Ashley Russell, process improvement specialist at the Army Sharp Program Office.

“We want to provide a virtual interpersonal environment for the unit command team to practice baseline knowledge and skills so they have some practice before they have to deal with a ‘Sharp’ incident involving a soldier or department of the Army civilian.”

The program office worked with the Army Sharp Academy, Army Research Laboratory, Army National Simulation Center and the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies to develop the application and conduct the beta test, the report said.

Nolan wrote that after program revisions and further software tests, the Army will then determine where it will utilize the application.

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