Navy leaders announced their newest sexual assault prevention initiatives Thursday in a NAVADMIN and a policy letter designed to continue the fleet-wide comprehensive battle against this crime.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations made the announcement in NAVADMIN 181/13 that outlined additional fleet initiatives from the San Diego fleet concentration area, and Fleet Training Center Great Lakes. The CNO has directed the rest of the fleet to implement some of the best practices proven to help combat sexual assault in the Navy.
In a separate document, the CNO directed Navy Exchanges to make changes in their alcohol sales procedures. Liquor should only be sold at main exchanges or at dedicated package stores, and they will reduce the footprint of alcohol advertising and merchandise in stores other than package stores to less than 10 percent of the retail floor space.
NEX facilities will also make single-use alcohol detection devices available to customers. All of these changes will take place within the next 90 days.
For more information and resources to combat sexual assault visit www.sapr.navy.mil. Sexual assault affects Navy readiness, and the Navy is committed to preventing sexual assault. Join the Navy’s conversation about sexual assault on social media and help raise awareness by using #NavySAPR.