FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas — While serving at Fort Knox, Kentucky supporting the Cadet Summer Training mission, Sgt. Aaron Matthews and Pfc. Korbin Kuhn -both assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment- intervened and prevented a sexual assault incident.
Matthews of Swartz Creek, Michigan, and Kuhn of Hot Springs, Arkansas, were performing their assigned duties, when they noticed something was not right and immediately separated two service members before anything happened.
The Fort Knox and United States Army Cadet Command leadership presented Wilson and Kuhn with awards for their actions on Jul. 20 at Fort Knox.
“These two took care of one of their own and their example deserved recognition,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Jerimiah Gan, the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox Command Sgt. Maj. “We must change our actions at the point of contact if we truly want change. It’s the right thing to do.”
Prevention is a critical component to the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. These troopers’ actions also demonstrated their moral courage and is an example for all others to follow.
For more information on the Army SHARP program, visit https://www.armyresilience.army.mil/sharp/