Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Army Resilience Directorate and most common topics including Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Ready and Resilient.

Army Resilience Directorate
  • What is the mission of the Army Resilience Directorate?
    The mission of the Army Resilience Directorate is to provide policy, resources, and capabilities for individuals and leaders in order to increase resilience and readiness.

  • What is the vision of the Army Resilience Directorate?
    Soldiers and leaders who possess the capabilities, resolve, and character required to demonstrate resilience and persevere in dynamic environments. No longer just focused on reactive response, the Force employs proactive strategies to enable individual readiness and unit cohesion.

  • What are ARD’s Lines of Effort?
    ARD’s lines of effort are Prevention (main effort), Knowledge and Information Management, and Response.

  • What programs is ARD responsible for?
    ARD is responsible for overseeing the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program Office, Army Substance Abuse Program, Army Suicide Prevention Program, and Ready and Resilient Education and Training.

  • What is the Army’s top priority?
    Readiness. ARD provides training and resources to the Army Family to enhance readiness, resilience, and optimize performance. ARD reinforces the Army Values, beliefs and attitudes, and educates members of the Army team about the importance of building connections with each other, taking care of one another, and being there to support fellow Soldiers.

  • Where is the Army Resilience Directorate located?
    ARD is located within the National Capital Region. ARD also has Ready and Resilient Performance Centers located at installations both CONUS and OCONUS.

  • How can I get assigned to ARD?
    Please contact your assignments officer or NCO at Human Resources Command to discuss being assigned to ARD.

  • I am interested in speaking or presenting at an ARD event. How do I inquire about opportunities to partner with ARD?
    ARD is always looking for speakers and presenters interested in supporting Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Family Members. To inquire about potential opportunities please go to Contact Page and provide your name, organization, background, and area of interest.

  • How do I contact ARD?
    To contact ARD please send an email to
Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention
Suicide Prevention
Substance Abuse Prevention
Ready & Resilient