The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD)
“Shipmates Helping Shipmates"
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 Sailor 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.
CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentorship program used Navy-wide. The program is geared at Sailors 18 to 25 years old, to reinforce our culture of “Shipmates helping Shipmates”. Not only is the program used to encourage positve decision making, it is also a great tool to help build leadership skills in young Sailors. The CSADD program is unique because it helps provide young Sailors with leadership opportunities via peer to peer interaction and promotes creative thinking to combat destructive behavior.
The cornerstone of a CSADD chapter is discussing issues that cause Sailors to make the wrong decisions and discovering new ways to prevent Sailors from making those decisions. Each month CSADD covers a different topic of training and enables them to discuss as a group. The manner in which the topic is trained is entirely up to the chapter. CSADD gives chapters the opportunity to do things their own way and think of creative ways to tackle the topics.
A few examples of creative training ideas are creating posters, videos, or commercials to raise awareness for the monthly topics. Many chapters have used social media to discuss the topics by creating Facebook pages. Some chapters have also anized briefs and information fairs related to the monthly topics.
CSADD chapters can also build comraderie amongst the Junior Sailors involved. Many chapters plan alcohol-free liberty activities like movie nights, day-trips, or sporting events for their shipmates to enjoy. These activities can help bring sailors together to have fun on liberty in a responsible way.