R 181451Z MAY 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR NAVY SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY//
REF/A/DOC/PUBLIC LAW 113-66/26DEC13//
NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 113-66, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014. REF B IS A MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY
DEPARTMENTS, CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SEXUAL ASSAULT
PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM MANAGERS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for the certification standards for
Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Managers (PM) per
references (a) and (b).
2. Section 1725 of reference (a) requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to
establish minimum standards for the qualifications necessary to be selected,
trained and certified for assignment as a SAPR PM.
3. Commanders and commanding officers (CO) shall ensure that, if assigned,
SAPR PMs shall:
a. Be a service member or DoD civilian employee experienced in
developing policy, or program management and execution. It is highly
recommended that SAPR PMs have experience working with sexual assault or
domestic violence prevention and response programs. SAPR PMs within the Navy
will not work directly with sexual assault victims.
b. Meet all standards for selection and training as prescribed by
reference (b). At a minimum, Navy SAPR PMs must complete the 40 hour
National Advocate Credentialing Program approved Navy Sexual Assault Response
Coordinator (SARC) training within the first 90 days of being assigned the
c. Obtain a letter of recommendation written from their current
commander or CO certifying the completion of required training and
suitability for assignment as a SAPR PM.
d. SARC training is available at:
4. Reference (b) specifies the types of training required as well as the
minimum number of hours to become approved and remain current in all
5. Points of contact are LT Cessarina Heg at (703)604-6951/DSN 664 or via
e-mail at cessarina.heg(at)navy.mil and Ms. Susan L. Sherman, N172, at
(703)604-1156/DSN 664 or via e-mail at susan.l.sherman(at)navy.mil.
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//