Navy Launches Full Speed Ahead Training for 2017

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The chief of Naval Personnel announced Jan. 30 new training for 2017 that expands on existing efforts to prevent destructive behaviors across the fleet.

The training entitled, Full Speed Ahead, is designed to reinforce the Navy's core attributes and help build a strong foundation for professional and resilient Sailors. It follows Chart the Course and Bystander Intervention training that was conducted the past two years.

"The goal of Full Speed Ahead is to continue the positive work we've done combating destructive behaviors while reinforcing our core attributes," said Rear Adm. Ann Burkhardt, director, 21st Century Sailor Office. "Behavior change takes leadership and practice. This is about building the strong foundation of a resilient and professional force.

Like earlier efforts, Full Speed Ahead blends scenario-based videos with facilitator-led discussions to focus on all Sailors, with a unique emphasis on the critical role of mid-level leaders in addressing and preventing destructive behaviors and their associated effects on individuals, work centers, and commands.

But unlike the peer-led sessions of Chart the Course and Bystander Intervention, the new training will consist of small groups of less than 30 Sailors that are drawn from all paygrades.

Training will be delivered to all Sailors by facilitators selected by their commands. All facilitators will receive the training from Naval Education and Training Command's (NETC) Master Mobile Training Teams (MMTT) starting in February.

As the training rolls out to the commands across the Navy, leaders are encouraged to regularly assess how their Sailors are incorporating these lessons in their day-to-day lives.

Training must be completed for all Sailors no later than Dec. 31, 2017. Civilians and other service personnel assigned at Navy commands are encouraged to participate in accordance with their mission requirements and command direction.

Full Speed Ahead training materials are available for download at

Details are outlined in NAVADMIN 018/17.

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