The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) Sea and Shore chapters of the year (COY) were announced by the Chief of Naval Personnel Jan. 6.
USS George Washington (CVN 73) was named CSADD Large Sea COY, and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Nine (HSL 49) was named Small Sea COY.
The Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan was selected as CSADD Shore COY, and the Navy Air Training Technical Center, Pensacola, Florida, was selected as the Shore Training COY.
CSADD is a peer influence social group meant to encourage Sailors 18 to 25 years old to combat destructive behavior through a culture of “shipmates helping shipmates.” CSADD also serves to build leadership skills in young Sailors.
Honorable mentions were awarded to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Hopper (DDG 70), Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy and Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Navy Enlisted Training Element, San Diego.
The best practices that made the winning chapters to stand out included integrating CSADD into their command indoctrination courses, organizing life skills workshops, making effective use of social media and networking resources with other organizations and chapters.
Since 2007 when CSADD was established, the group set out to inspire peer-to-peer mentoring to positively influence young Sailors’ behavior through resources and tools that promote good decision making.
This marks the final official award presented by OPNAV(N1), governing authorities have been turned over to commanding officers as of Oct. 1, 2014.
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