Sexual harassment falls within a continuum of intolerable, unprofessional behaviors that may increase the likelihood of sexual assault. Sexual Harassment is a criminal offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as defined in Article 134. There is a clear correlation between sexual harassment and sexual assault. Attitudes that allow or enable forms of harassment, beginning with hazing and bullying, can lead to more egregious behaviors and progress into sexual harassment/assault.
Leader engagements and intervention opportunities occur throughout the continuum. Report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault to a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate (VA).