WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Personnel announced March 25 that Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Fleet Training can also satisfy the FY-13 SAPR General Military Training (GMT) requirement for all ranks.
The SAPR-F training is the next step in the Navy's continuum of sexual assault prevention training, and completion is required for all E-6 and below personnel by March 31, with documentation entered in the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS).
"We are well-ahead of schedule with more than 95 percent of our E-6 and below Sailors completing SAPR-F training as of March 22," said Rear Adm. (Sel) Cynthia Thebaud, the Navy's SAPR Task Force deputy commander. "This means that more than 260,000 Sailors have already satisfied the FY-13 SAPR GMT requirement. However, we also have an additional 14,000 Sailors who still need the training, so the effort for our E-6 and below personnel is not yet complete."
Outlined in NAVADMIN 067/13, E-7 and above personnel can also complete the annual GMT requirement by taking a modified version of the SAPR-F course. This will serve an additional benefit of exposing them to the SAPR-F training that their Sailors received.
A revised SAPR-F course facilitation guide has been developed to enable fleet training completion by E-7 and above. Like the SAPR-F training for E-6 and below, this training will be introduced by a member of the command leadership triad and delivered by an appropriate leader approved by the commanding officer.
"The SAPR Task Force received a number of requests from commands wanting to know if they could use the SAPR-F Training for their khaki leadership, mainly because this material delves further into the scenario used in SAPR-Leadership Training and reveals details that were not included in the previous training," said Thebaud.
"Since there is no additional preparation training required for instructors to teach SAPR-F to their E-7 and above, repurposing the SAPR-F training for khaki leadership presented a great opportunity to let this group see and discuss the rest of the story," Thebaud continued. "Commands already have SAPR-L/F trained facilitators; they just need to use the appropriate facilitation guide based on rank."
Commands are encouraged to complete SAPR-F training for E-7 and above during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Completion for GMT credit is required not later than the end of the fiscal year.
Commands are also required to use the current SAPR-F video and a revised SAPR-F course facilitation guide for E-7 and above, which can be downloaded from the SAPR-L/F training webpage: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/sapr/pages/training.aspx or from Navy Knowledge Online (select the leadership tab and scroll down the page to the SAPR training section). Use of the E-6 and below facilitation guide for E-7 and above is neither authorized nor recommended due to revisions to the facilitation guide specifically tailored for the chief petty officer and officer audience.
Completion of both the E-6 and below and E-7 and above SAPR-F training must be documented by all commands via FLTMPS. Previous FLTMPS documentation of SAPR-F for E-6 and below will automatically document completion of the SAPR GMT lesson for service members.
Additional information on GMT credit for SAPR-F completion is available in NAVADMIN 067/13, including details on GMT course completion numbers and additional points of contact.
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.
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