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Monica Elaine Strong
University Maryland Universities College
11 May 2011

      In the eighteen years of my professional career as a military member, I have been

involved in a wide variety of incident of stress; from frequent family relocations, frequent or

prolonged, deployment and short-notice TAD’s, long and irregular duty hours, and difficulty

sharing home and childcare responsibilities. The last incident I had to privilege of a defusing

was an alcohol related incident. Alcohol, even if consumed in small quantities, can impair your

judgment. The Navy has developed a policy for the "responsible" use of alcohol. The Navy's

policy on alcohol use is "Responsible Use", which leaves it up to the Sailor whether he/she will

consume alcohol or not. Responsible use means that Sailors are to control themselves when

drinking alcohol. "I was drunk" is not a valid excuse for arriving late for duty, violent acts

committed under the influence, acts of sexual harassment or violence, and other incidents

resulting in personal injury or property damage.

      The USS Spruance’s port visit to Toulon, France had a number of serious incidents

involving alcohol. According to a brief prepared by the Executive Officer, there were a total of

five instances of sailors being heavily intoxicated in which to include one of my junior sailors.

As the Leading Petty Officer of Postal Division, I had to brief my Executive Officer on a plan of

action to defuse the situation in regards to my junior sailor.   The first step I was task to counsel

my junior sailor on the related alcohol incident. An alcohol incident is an offense, punishable

under the UCMJ or civilian laws, committed by a member, to which, the judgment of the

member's CO, the offender's consumption of alcohol was a contributing factor.   Even if the

Sailor succeeds in getting criminal charges reduced...

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