SAPRO Crest. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Prevention Program Elements - Incentives

Excellence in Primary Prevention Award

To support the Services in their prevention efforts, DoD uses the Excellence in Primary Prevention Award to recognize a group or an individual (military or civilian) from each Military Service/component who contributed or developed an idea, concept, methodology, or approach to positively impact the sexual assault prevention efforts on an installation, deployed environment, or in a reserve component. This award recognizes individuals or groups whose work has been particularly noteworthy and demonstrates outstanding service in support of Service members. Awardees from each of the six military components are recognized in October.

The activities selected each year are published to facilitate the sharing of information as the military continues its mission to reduce -- with the goal to eliminate -- sexual assault in the military.

Contact your Services’ SHARP/SAPR program office for more information: