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Chapter 6
-Programs & Policies-

Chapters 6 covers Navy programs affecting the welfare and morale of Navy personnel and their families.

• The Ombudsman Program was first set up in the Navy in 1970.

• The CO appoints the Ombudsman who works under his/her guidance.

• The CO determines the priorities of the programs.

• The broad purpose of the Casualty Assistance Calls Program (CACP) is to offer support to the next of kin of Navy members involved in a casualty. Only an officer with a minimun of 2 two years of active duty or a senior qualified enlisted member of a pay grade E-7 or above may serve as a CACO.

• Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs (MWR) provide a comprehensive approach to the improved quality of life of military personnel (active and retired), their families, and civilian personnel associated with armed forces.

• About 50% of all military members experience some level of financial difficulty at one or more times in their careers.

• The principal goal of the Department of Defense (DoD) Family Housing Program is to ensure members of the armed forces with dependents have suitable housing.

• The Navy Sponsor Program was set by the CNO in 1970 to ease the move of naval personnel and their families when transferred or permanent change of station (PCS).

• The Overseas Duty Program was set up to address three specific groups:
- Personnel stationed at overseas shore activities and home-ported units.
- Personnel aboard ships and other deploying US Navy units that visit foreign ports.
- Personnel serving in high-impact positions (ie, attache, embassy, PEP and so on)

• In 1980 Admiral Thomas B Hayward, the 21st CNO, initiated the Navy’s Pride and Professionalism program.

• The Personal Excellence Program was initiated by Admiral James D. Watkins, the 22nd CNO, as a follow-on program to pride and professionalism. The emphasis of this program was Navy involvement in the civilian community.

• The Core Values was the latest addition to the pride and professionalism and was initiated by Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, the 23rd CNO, to re-enforce and strength existing programs.

• Define the following parts of the integrity and efficiency program:
- Mismanagement- to manage incompetently or dishonestly.
- Disclosure- the identification and reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Fraud- Intentional misleading or deceitful conduct that deprives the government of its resources or rights.
- Waste- The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of government resources, resulting from improper or deficient practices, system, control, or decisions.
- Abuse- the intention, wrongful, or improper use of government resources that is misuse of rank, position, or authority.

• The NIS primarily investigates major crimes and fraud which the maximum penalty requires by law more than 1 year imprisonment and/or a loss valued at more than $500.

• Naval personnel may communicate with a member of Congress on any subject, at any time, unless that communication violates a law or security regulation. However, you should first use you chain of command, to resolve your problem.

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