ATTENTION INVITED TO
R 252316Z JUL 13 PSN 822422K20
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: COALITION OF SAILORS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS PEER MENTOR ING PROGRAM UPDATE
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
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SUBJ/COALITION OF SAILORS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS PEER MENTORING PROGRAM
UPDATE// REF A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/241849ZJUN10// REF B/DOC/OPNAV/18JUN2010//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 207/10, COALITION OF SAILORS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS. REF B IS
OPNAVINST 1500.80, COALITION OF SAILORS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS PEER MENTORING
Rmks/1. This Navadmin reiterates the importance and positive impact of Coalition of Sailors Against
Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapters, peer to peer mentoring and bystander intervention. Since
CSADD's inception in 2007, there are now over 300 chapters throughout the Navy. CSADD Sailors are
taking on leadership challenges both on and off-duty, reinforcing the principles of CSADD and Navy's
2. Members of CSADD chapters are constantly innovating using social networking, visual aids, live
performances and other communication tools, to communicate with their peer group about the impacts
of destructive behavior and the benefits of better decision making.
This Shipmates helping Shipmates initiative accentuates the Navy's messages of Keep What You've
Earned, and those supporting sexual assault prevention, sexual harassment prevention, suicide
prevention and total fitness.
3. The history of our Navy shows that fellow shipmates have the greatest influence in mentoring our
next generation of leaders. Bystander intervention is a powerful and effective method to preserve lives,
careers, and the safety of our force.
4. Led by the Secretary of Defense, Navy leadership recognizes the importance of peer to peer
organizations. We are committed to empowering commanders, commanding officers and senior
enlisted leadership as they sponsor and encourage the continued positive work of CSADD. The informal
support from the Chief's Mess and First Class Petty Officer Association to aid their local CSADD chapters
is recognized and well received.
5. Additional details on CSADD, including how to establish a local CSADD chapter, can be found on the
CSADD website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/csadd/pages/default2.aspx.
General questions and comments regarding CSADD should be addressed to the OPNAV N17 point of
contact, Ms. Amanda Alston, at (901) 874-6723 or via e-mail at amanda.alston(at)navy.mil.
6. Bravo Zulu for your mentoring and keep charging!
7. Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.//