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Z-Gram #105; dated 05 February 1972

Navy Drug and Rehabilitation Program

R 050009Z FEB 72
FM CNO (Z-105)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS//N06710//
NAVY DRUG AND REHABILITATION PROGRAM

A. SECNAVINST 6710.2
B. NAVOP Z-94

1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO FURTHER EMPHASIZE AND AMPLIFY THE CRITICAL ROLE EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVES PLAY IN THE DRUG EXEMPTION PROGRAM PROMULGATED BY REFERENCES A AND B. THERE IS GROWING EVIDENCE THAT SOME OF OUR PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE ARE NOT ENTERING THE EXEMPTION PROGRAM BECAUSE OF THE RANK OR AGE OF THE EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE IN THEIR COMMAND. SPECIFICALLY, THERE IS DEFINITE INDICATION THAT THE INCLUSION OF AN INTERESTED, MATURE, AND SKILLED FIRST-TERM PETTY OFFICER AS AT LEAST ONE OF THE UNIT’S EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVES MIGHT REACH A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF DRUG USERS. FURTHER, IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THE POSSIBLE NEEDS OF ANY ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUP WITHIN A COMMAND BE ADDRESSED IN APPOINTING EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVES.

2. COMMANDING OFFICERS SHOULD ESTABLISH DIRECT AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE LINES OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THEMSELVES/THEIR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND THEIR EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE(S), AND ALL SUCH COMMUNICATION SHOULD BE TREATED IN THE MOST CONFIDENTIAL MANNER POSSIBLE.

3. WIDE DISSEMINATION OF THE PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THIS PROGRAM MUST BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE NAVAL SERVICE ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO THEM. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
SECNAVINST: Secretary of the Navy Instruction

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Published:Wed Oct 26 06:42:09 EDT 2016