PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The chief of naval personnel announced Feb. 14 that additional options are available for command training teams unable to attend the Face-to-Face (F2F) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - Fleet (SAPR-F) Preparation Training previously provided by Master Mobile Training Teams (MMTTs).
The SAPR-F training is the latest event in the Navy's continuum of Sexual Assault Prevention Training. It is a critical component of the Navy's aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote a culture of respect and professionalism within the force.
"Our twenty SAPR-F MMTTs were able to successfully deploy around the globe and deliver more than 700 F2F training sessions to command mid-level leadership teams," said Capt. William Marvel, chief of staff for the SAPR Task Force. "For commands whose operational commitments prevented attendance at F2F MMTT training sessions, there are still several options available to qualify command training teams and complete SAPR-F training by the deadline of March 31."
Command training teams may complete SAPR-F Preparation Training by attending a Defense Connect Online (DCO)/Teleconference SAPR-F preparation training session, available until March 15.
Commands may register online, https://esams.cnic.navy.mil/esams_gen_2/loginesams.aspx.
Commands unable to complete a DCO/Teleconference training session may qualify their own training teams with the approval of their immediate superior in command. This may be accomplished by viewing the recorded MMTT-led training session on the SAPR-F supporting materials DVD, which was shipped in November 2012 with the 'SAPR-F: Take the Helm' DVD. Commands that did not receive the training DVD can obtain copies from the SAPR Task Force.
Following completion of SAPR-F preparation training, command mid-level leadership training teams are responsible for delivering SAPR-F training to their command E6 and below personnel and documenting the completion of training in the Fleet Training Management Planning System within 30 days, with all SAPR-F training and documentation complete by March 31. As of Feb. 14, 61 percent of fleet Sailors had completed their SAPR-F training.
"The SAPR-F preparation training for the command training teams, including the DCO/Teleconference option and the MMTT on DVD option, provides the tools necessary to stimulate an open conversation, reinforce Sailor commitment and encourage intervention to reduce sexual assaults," added Marvel.
Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy.
Details for the additional SAPR-F training completion options, including reference instructions, can be found in NAVADMIN 030/13.
Additional resources, including answers to frequently asked questions during SAPR-F training, are available at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/sapr/pages/training.aspx.
SAPR training questions can be directed to the SAPR Task Force via e-mail at SAPR_L_Taskforce@Navy.mil or (850) 452-2712/DSN 922.
For more information about Navy SAPR, visit www.sapr.navy.mil.
For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil.
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