Chief of Naval Personnel Seeks Nominations For CSADD Sea, Shore Chapters of the Year

Story Number: NNS110804-26Release Date: 8/4/2011 3:04:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) announced Aug. 4 that the Navy is seeking nominations for the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions' (CSADD) sea and shore chapters of the year.

CSADD was established in June 2010 by OPNAVINST 1500.80 as a peer-to-peer mentoring group to positively influence young Sailors' behavior through resources and tools that promote good decision making.

The group now has more than 180 chapters, which share their activities via Facebook and other communication channels.

"Our Sailors are making us all extremely proud of how they are engaging and working to have a positive impact across the Navy," said Fleet Master Chief Scott A. Benning, fleet master chief for CNP and CSADD's sponsor. "Based on the work that these chapters are doing, as viewed on the CSADD Facebook page, as well as in the entries on best practices that we have seen, the competition is steep.

"Whether or not a particular chapter is selected as the chapter of the year, the engagement and desire to have a positive impact with their shipmates makes them all winners and this affords them the opportunity to reflect on their contributions to success."

Last year's winners were USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and Naval Submarine Base New London. This year's nominations may include only activities that occurred during fiscal 2011 and are due to regional coordinators by Oct. 1 and to CNP by Nov. 1. All commands are encouraged to nominate their local chapters, including active, reserve and ROTC chapters.

For information on the nomination process, visit the CSADD Facebook page at!/pages/Coalition-of-Sailors-Against-Destructive-Decisions-CSADD/299642495316.

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