The underlying principle of CSADD is simple; People are more likely to listen to advice from their friend, than their boss.
CSADD chapters put junior Sailors in a position to stop their shipmates from making decisions that will have negative impacts on their life and their Navy career. The program is geared toward Sailors E5 and below, between ages 18 to 25.
CSADD Sailors promote positive choices and develop leadership through organizing local social networks, facilitating discussion, producing visual messages, promoting community involvement and hosting recreational events.
The official CSADD Facebook page is a forum for Sailor dialog and share information about new initiatives in the program and the achievements of CSADD chapters around the world. Fleet Master Chief for Manpower, Personnel Training and Education (N1) April Beldo monitors this page and responds to Sailors questions as part of the CSADD board of advisors.
CSADD is 100 percent voluntary. Chapters are founded only when there is interest for CSADD at the junior level.
CSADD began as a grass-roots level social group at Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. The idea spread quickly to other commands, due to its popularity among Sailors, and it quickly became a Navy-wide program.
CSADD Sailors reinforce both the core principles of the Navy and the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Sailors E6 and above contribute to their command's CSADD chapters as sponsors and supporters.
Create a culture in which our Shipmates are helping Shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision making.
Grow CSADD chapters in every command, as well as NROTC and JROTC units, to reinforce the mission of shipmates helping shipmates while enabling our Sailors to realize that America's Navy is a global force for good and, through empowering each Sailor to take a leadership role, that the force for good starts for each U.S. Navy Sailor.
2014 Key Monthly Focus Areas
January - Fleet and Family Support Centers and Planning a Family
February - Responsible Use of Alcohol
March - Navy Nutrition
April - Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness
May - Physical Fitness
June - Motorcycle Safety
July - Off-Duty Recreation
August - CSADD Volunteer Outreach
September - Suicide Awareness ACT (Ask, Care, Treat)
October - Domestic Violence Prevent and Awareness and Drug Abuse Prevention and Awareness
November - Sailor Resiliency, Physical Health and Deployment Readiness
December - Safe Driving Planning
The CSADD Creed (Created by CSADD Great Lakes)
We are the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions.
We are Sailors helping Sailors.
We are dedicated to making good decisions on and off duty.
We are responsible for our own actions and the wellbeing of our fellow shipmates.
We establish the standard representing a good Sailor.
We will respect ourselves and others at all times.