Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention - SHARP

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) and Victim Advocates are available at all major DoD installations to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. SHARP serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Joint Force Headquarters SAPR Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training and Response throughout Tennessee National Guard installations.

Our mission is to promote military readiness by reducing sexual assault through prevention, advocacy, and execution of SAPR Program policy, planning, and oversight across the DoD Community.

Goal 1: Prevention        Goal 2: Victim Assistance and Advocacy        Goal 3: Accountability

TNNG Sexual Assault Response Hotline (24/7) 615-313-7501

 JFHQ SAPR/SHARP Response Team


Matthew Thompson,
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Officer 
D-SAACP ID: PQ-5372-7908
(O): 615-313-3212    (C:) 615-423-0743

CPT Morgan Smith

CPT Morgan Smith,
D-SAACP    ID: YE-4648-1351
(O): 615-313-2657

Kris Purcell

Kris Purcell, JFHQ VAC
D-SAACP ID: CS-2247-2729
(O): 615-313-2657

118th Wing

Heidi Jenkins, 118th Wing SARC
D-SAACP ID: MQ-4065-4824
(O): (615) 660-8075     (C): (615) 347-6235

134th Air Refueling Wing

Stone Waters, 134th ARW SARC
D-SAACP Advocate Level I
D-SAACP ID:  YD-5708-7123
(O): (865) 336-3206    (C): (865) 405-2828

Lauren Lloyd

164th Airlift Wing

Ms. Trisha Williams, 164th AW SARC
D-SAACP Advocate Level IV
D-SAACP ID:  KT-0892-3812
(O): (901) 291-7435    (C): (901) 378-6819

278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 30th Troop Command

Dr. Jesse James, Ph.D., LPC/ MHSP, 278th ACR and 30th TC SARC
D-SAACP ID: YV-3697-2224
(O): (865) 985-4694    (C): (615) 651-0790

Kasey Anderson, 278th ACR and 30th TC VA
D-SAACP ID: CX-7975-5270
(O): (865) 985-4624

194th Engineer Brigade and 230th Sustainment Brigade

Ms. Ashley Neago, 194th EN and 230th SB SARC
D-SAACP Advocate Level 1 
D-SAACP ID: ZV-9583-5832 
(O): (731) 686-6246    (C): (731) 225-4965

Donald Novotny, 194th EN BDE and 230th SB VA
D-SAACP ID: KU-46179-7587

Reporting Options:

There are two reporting options for victims of sexual assault: Restricted and Unrestricted. The major difference between these reporting options is that an Unrestricted Report will trigger an official investigation, include command involvement, and allow requests for an expedited transfer and/or military protective order, whereas a Restricted Report will not. Your SARC or VA can explain your options.

​​​​​​​Restricted Report:

Filing a Restricted Report allows you to confidentially disclose a sexual assault to a SARC or VA without notifying your command or law enforcement.  You may change a Restricted Report to an Unrestricted Report at any time.  

When you file a Restricted Report, you are eligible for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam
  • Counseling
  • Chaplain Services
  • Special Victim Counsel
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Victim Advocacy

A victim can file a Restricted Report even if...

1.     The sexual assault has been inadvertently or previously disclosed to command by the victim, suspect, or third party;

2.     The matter has been reported to law enforcement, to include the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, by anyone other than the victim; or

3.     An investigation is initiated, in progress, or closed.

Victims may elect to make a Restricted Report of sexual assault at any time, EXCEPT in cases where the victim:

  • Personally reported the incident to law enforcement (including CID); or
  • Previously filed an Unrestricted Report with a signed DD Form 2910 (the Victim Reporting Preference Statement) for the same sexual assault

Unrestricted Report:

​​​​​​​Filing an Unrestricted Report allows for an official investigation, command notification, and reporting to law enforcement. You can make an Unrestricted Report to a SARC, VA, law enforcement official, a commander, or health care personnel.

When you file an Unrestricted Report you are eligible for:

  • Medical Treatment
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam
  • Counseling
  • Chaplain Services
  • Special Victim Counsel
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Command Support/Intervention
  • Official Investigation

An Unrestricted Report also allows you to request protective and support measures like an Expedited Transfer or Military Protective Order. An Unrestricted Report cannot be changed to a Restricted Report.

Recognizing and reporting retaliation for an Unrestricted Report of sexual assault:
Retaliation may consist of the following acts:

  • Reprisal
  • Ostracism
  • Maltreatment, including cruelty and oppression

Report Retaliation to the following:

  • TNARNG SARC: 615-428-0743
  • Installation IG
  • DoD IG Hotline: 800.424.9098
  • DoD Safe Helpline: 877.995.5247

For more information on retaliation reporting options visit

The DoD Safe Helpline provides a live, confidential and anonymous sexual assault hotline for the DoD community. 


Call:  1-877-995-5247

Text:  55-247 (in the U.S.) or 1 571-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)