Bystander Intervention Training begins for FY2015

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NORFOLK (Sept. 18, 2014) Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, speaks to Sailors at the Date Safe Project -"Can I Kiss You?" presentation in the base theater at Naval Station Norfolk. "Can I Kiss You?" is a skills-based program addressing dating decisions, consent, respect, bystander intervention and sexual assault. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Dobbs)
NORFOLK (Sept. 18, 2014) Mike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, speaks to Sailors at the Date Safe Project -"Can I Kiss You?" presentation in the base theater at Naval Station Norfolk. "Can I Kiss You?" is a skills-based program addressing dating decisions, consent, respect, bystander intervention and sexual assault. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Dobbs)

Bystander Intervention Training begins for FY2015

by: Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: October 03, 2014

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In a message sent to Navy leaders Oct. 2, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active duty and reserve Sailors.

The training will replace the fiscal year 2015 General Military Training (GMT) requirements for fraternization and hazing. The new formal training will provide Sailors realistic peer-led instruction that will help them recognize potential negative situations and how to safely intervene.

Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) will begin visiting commands worldwide in November to start training instructors across the rank structure to allow for appropriate peer-level training to be conducted.

BI2F will be delivered in small groups at each unit with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction.

"Based on Fleet feedback, incorporating best practices and lessons learned from recent training, BI2F is intended to reinforce and build upon our core values, especially courage - courage to speak up, courage to intervene, courage to do the right thing before an incident or mishap occurs," said Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel.

Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) will release a NAVADMIN that will outline specific training details. All commands are expected to complete training by September 2015.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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