The Navy appears to be adding some things to their boot camp training. I can’t say that I object to the suicide prevention part.
The Daily Mail reports:
Navy training goes woke: Boot camp to include classes on suicide prevention, hazing, racism and sexual assault after numerous crisis over past number of years
The US Navy said it was expanding it’s eight-week boot camp program to include two more weeks of classes focusing on suicide prevention, sexual assault, hazing and racism.
The change, the first major overhaul in nearly 20 years, comes as the Navy grapples with major shipboard issues over the years that include failures to address sexual assaults, fires and deadly collisions and the rise of extremism within the ranks.
Rear Adm. Jennifer Couture, who heads the Naval Service Training Command, told the Associated Press that the two extra weeks of classes would reinforce the behavior desired in a US naval officer.
‘We’re telling our recruits … here are all of the things that we expect you to do, and here’s how we expect you to behave and act,’ she said, adding that it involves treating people with respect and holding peers accountable.
‘We believe very strongly that those types of behaviors are directly impacting our fighting readiness and the performance of our sailors.’
The additional two weeks will be devoted to the ‘Sailor for Life’ course phase where recruits would take in mentorship classes focused on avoiding bad behavior.
It would also train sailors on how to keep levelheaded and respond to life-threatening situations such as fires and collisions.
Couture said the changes came after Navy leaders realized they needed to reinforce training and character development skills following problems in recent years.
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