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SUBJ/IMPLEMENTATION OF NAVY SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM
REF/C/DOC/OPNAVINST 5354.1F CH-1/20SEP11//
NARR/ REF A IS DODINST 6495.02, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE
PROCEDURES. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1752.1B, SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM INTERVENTION
REF C IS OPNAVINST 5354.1F CH-1, NAVY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY. REF D IS
OPNAVINST F3100.6J, SPECIAL INCIDENT REPORTING PROCEDURES.//
POC/PAUL ROSEN/CAPT/OPNAV N17/TEL: (703)604-5041/TEL: DSN 664-5041/E-MAIL:
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN directs organizational changes and Fleet-wide
implementation of the initiatives successfully piloted in the San Diego Fleet
Concentration Area and Fleet Training Center, Great Lakes in support of the
Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program.
These changes and initiatives will build upon the existing guidance and
direction in references (b) through (d). Accountable personnel will make
changes to applicable programs and instructions to institutionalize these
2. The following organizational changes are effective immediately:
a. Director, Twenty-First Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17) is
designated as the Chief of Naval Operations SAPR Officer and will direct the
implementation of Navy-wide SAPR efforts on behalf of the CNO and VCNO.
b. Chief of Naval Personnel will provide a dedicated SAPR Officer in the
grade of O-4 or above to the following commands: U.S. Fleet Forces, U.S.
Pacific Fleet, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command,
Naval Surface Forces, Naval Submarine Forces, Naval Air Forces, Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, the Systems Commands
(NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC), and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command. These
designated SAPR Officers will report directly to their respective Commander.
c. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), in conjunction with
appropriate Navy Component Commands (BSO), will begin the process of hiring,
training, and assigning Deployed Resiliency Counselors (DRC) to CVN and
LHD/LHA commands. The DRC is a dedicated civilian professional with Sexual
Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) training, certification, and credentials
who is able to take restricted and unrestricted reports of sexual assault and
connect victims with the spectrum of care and available assistance. DRCs
will deploy with Carrier Strike Groups, Expeditionary Strike Groups, and
Amphibious Ready Groups to provide professional support continuity to
deployed Sailors to ensure victims remain connected to resources throughout
their deployment. These individuals should be in place by the end of FY14.
3. Fleet Commanders (USFF, CPF, CNE, CUSNC) will be the Supported
Commanders, and Regional/Installation Commanders will be the Supporting
Commanders, for the implementation of the following actions no later than
(NLT) 1 October 2013.
a. Institute roving barracks patrols with the intent of increasing the
visible presence of leadership to deter behavior that may lead to sexual
assault or other misconduct. All Fleet unit commands (afloat and shore) with
Sailors living in barracks will participate in these patrols. For
standardization, patrols will be conducted in accordance with region/base
guidance and training. Roving patrols will be led by Chief Petty Officers
and/or experienced Officers (O-3) and augmented with First Class Petty
Officers. The timing, composition, frequency, and duration of these tours
will be tailored at each location based on guidance from the Fleet Commander.
b. Ensure all Sailors residing in barracks attend indoctrination
training within 30 days of occupancy.
c. Ensure personnel screened and assigned as barracks Resident Advisors
(RA) are mature, effective leaders. Personnel selected as an RA must be
First Class Petty Officers or above and are required to attend RA training.
CNIC will verify standardized RA training, to include their role in
preventing sexual assaults, is in place NLT 31 July 2013.
d. Conduct surveys of facilities to identify areas that require better
lighting, visibility, or other safety improvements to reduce the
vulnerability of Sailors while walking on base.
e. Designate a Flag Officer, reporting to you, as the SAPR program
leader for each Navy installation/Fleet Concentration Area and associated
local commands. This designated Flag Officer will establish routine
coordination meetings with appropriate installation/local command
representatives, and local community and civic leaders to review SAPR program
efforts. This designated Flag Officer will also ensure that
community outreach and engagement--including base and region commander
cooperation, coordination and consultation with local law enforcement,
hospitals and hotels--is part of each area's prevention and response
measures. Operational Flag Officers assigned to command positions, but not
designated as lead for an oversight group, will participate to the maximum
extent practicable. Local Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
representatives, Region Legal Service Offices, and installation SARCs
will be included in these coordination meetings whenever possible.
f. Ensure monthly Sexual Assault Case Management Group meetings, chaired
by the installation Commanding Officer (CO) or Executive Officer (XO), are
conducted as required by references (a) and (b). XOs must attend these
meetings when their command has an active case and the unit is at home
station. During periods when the unit is underway or deployed, the Immediate
Superior in Command (ISIC) or another appropriate representative will attend.
g. Ensure installation and regional SARCs and Victim Advocates continue
to have appropriate access to command spaces to perform their duties.
h. Provide quarterly consolidated reports to OPNAV N17 (reporting
requirements to be published SEPCOR).
4. All commands are directed to take the following actions:
a. Review their compliance with reference (c) and ensure command climate
surveys are conducted within 90 days of the CO assuming command, and annually
b. If not already completed, conduct a face-to-face debrief of their
most recent command climate assessment with their ISIC using the Defense
Equal Opportunity Management Institute Organizational Climate Survey, to
include a plan of action and milestones for corrective actions. ISICs will
certify completion via their administrative chain of command.
c. NLT 31 July 2013, ISICs will have full visibility of their units'
command climate survey data and any future command climate surveys. This
requirement for ISIC review and full visibility of command climate results
complies with recent Department of Defense (DoD) guidance and applies to all
d. Commanding Officers are to use the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response Commander's Guide in shaping their command program. Guides are
distributed at Major Command, PCO, and PXO courses at Command Leadership
School. An electronic copy of the guide may be viewed on the Navy Personnel
Command's Sexual Assault page at the following link
px. Commands may request additional copies via email from the Department of
Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO). DoN SAPRO
POC is Lori Zinck, lori.zinck(AT)navy.mil, COMM (703)695-4211.
e. In accordance with reference (a), COs, XOs, and Command Master Chiefs
will complete the SARC Commander's Toolkit brief with the regional or
installation SARC and report completion to their ISIC.
f. Review command policies to ensure adherence to reference (d)
requirements regarding the submission of OPREPs/Unit SITREPs and Sexual
Assault Incident Data Collection Reports (NAVPERS Form 1752/1).
5. For your awareness, the Acting Director, NCIS will be submitting a plan
to the Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration to hire and fund
sufficient NCIS Special Agents and Investigators to surge the initial
response and further enhance the timeliness of sexual assault investigations.
6. The above actions have proven effective at Training Support Center, Great
Lakes and in the San Diego Fleet Concentration Area in improving the safety
of our Sailors and reducing incidents of sexual assault. Our leadership is
demonstrated in our commitment to the safety and security of our Sailors.
While these actions are primarily focused on prevention, they also serve as a
deterrent and reinforce our Commander's responsibility for victim support.
Victims of sexual assault must be assured that they will be supported, they
will be provided options in accordance with DoD guidance, their allegations
will be investigated, and that offenders will be held appropriately
accountable. I appreciate your leadership and support of this important
effort across the Fleet.
7. Released by the Chief of Naval Operations.//