A Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT) has been deployed to Washington D.C. for command leadership training from Jul. 16 through Aug. 8
Part of the Navy's aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force, the SAPR MMTTs deployed around the globe starting July 13, providing SAPR leadership training (SAPR-L) to command leadership triads (commanding officer/officer in charge, executive officer/assistant officer in charge, and command master chief/chief of the boat/senior enlisted advisor) in fleet concentration areas and locations with significant Navy presence. The command triads will then deliver the SAPR-L training to their command leadership, E-7 and above.
“The MMTTs have a great journey ahead of them as they train our command leaders and give them some of the tools critical to reducing sexual assault and promoting a culture of respect and professionalism in the force,” said CAPT Scott Seeberger, Chief of Staff for the SAPR Task Force. “SAPR-L is the first phase of this training and uses a top-down leadership approach.”
Over 650 SAPR-L training sessions are scheduled in the next month, providing training for regular and reserve commands. The few commands that are deployed and unable to host a MMTT can receive the training via Defense Connect Online. SAPR-L training must be completed for all E-7 and above by Sept. 30 and SAPR-L training completion will be documented by individual commands via the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS).
CAPT James Fowler (OPNAV, N81) is the senior member of the Washington D. C. team which includes CAPT Kathryn Serbin, CDR Art Blum and CMDCM Ron Naida, presenting the SAPR-L sessions.
“My team has an aggressive schedule for the Washington D. C. area including the Pentagon, Navy Yard, Fort Meyer and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, said CAPT Fowler. “This is time well-spent; we are all looking forward to delivering the CNO’s message on sexual assault prevention.”
Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which 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 department of the Navy (DON)
Additional information on the MMTT and SAPR-L training efforts can be found at the SAPR L/F training Web pages, including command registration for SAPR-L training: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/sapr/Pages/ training.aspx.