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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GROND ANONYMOUS SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAM "ANYMOUSE"

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Number: 010/03

R 300945Z JAN 03
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(n)
TO ML ALMAR(n)
ALMAR
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UNCLAS
ALMAR 010/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC SD//
SUBJ/IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GROUND ANONYMOUS SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAM
"ANYMOUSE"//
POC/M. D. SUMNER/MAJ/TEL: 703-614-2423/TEL: DSN 224-2423//
RMKS/1.  DURING THE JUNE 2002 EXECUTIVE SAFETY BOARD (ESB), CHAIRED
BY THE ACMC, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ANONYMOUS SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAM
WAS DIRECTED.  THIS PROGRAM WILL ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL MARINE TO VOICE
VALID SAFETY CONCERNS WITHOUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION.  
2.  THE ANYMOUSE PROGRAM HAS EXISTED IN MARINE CORPS AND NAVY AVIATION
SINCE THE EARLY 1950'S.  SINCE ITS INCEPTION, MARINES AND SAILORS OF ALL
RANKS ATTACHED TO AVIATION UNITS HAVE USED THE "ANYMOUSE" PROGRAM TO
BRING SAFETY CONCERNS TO THE COMMAND'S ATTENTION.  "ANYMOUSE" IS INTENDED
TO ENCOURAGE PERSONNEL TO MAKE VOLUNTARY REPORTS OF SAFETY CONCERNS THAT
THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE REPORTING THROUGH THE ESTABLISHED CHAIN OF COMMAND
OR REPORTING CHANNELS.  
3.  THE "ANYMOUSE" PROGRAM REQUIRES "ANYMOUSE" FORMS AND A RECEPTACLE THAT
ARE PLACED IN A DISCREET AREA ALLOWING EASY ACCESS FOR ALL PERSONNEL SUCH
AS A MAINTENANCE AREA.  THE SAFETY OFFICER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING THE
BOX AND SHALL ADDRESS ALL SAFETY CONCERNS WITH THE COMMANDING OFFICER
MONTHLY.  INSTRUCTIONS, FORMS AND PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE VIA THE SAFETY
DIVISION HOMEPAGE,
WWW.HQMC.USMC.MIL/SAFETY.NSF .
4.  THE VAST MAJORITY OF "ANYMOUSE" REPORTS WILL BE RESOLVED AT THE LOCAL
LEVEL.  HOWEVER, IN THE EVENT A MARINE HAS A SAFETY CONCERN WHICH HE/SHE IS
NOT ABLE TO VOICE WITHIN THE COMMAND, HE/SHE SHOULD UTILIZE HIGHER
HEADQUARTERS "ANYMOUSE" BOXES OR FORWARD THE COMPLETED FORM VIA MAIL OR FAX
(703) 695-3231 OR DSN 225-3231 TO CMC(SD) FOR RESOLUTION.  YOUR ANONYMITY
WILL BE PRESERVED.  ADDITIONALLY, COMPLETED "ANYMOUSE" FORMS THAT HIGHLIGHT
CONDITIONS SUCH AS DESIGN OR MANUFACTURING FLAWS AND HAVE LESSONS LEARNED
VALUE TO OTHER UNITS SHOULD BE RELEASED AS A HAZARD REPORT BY THE UNIT
SAFETY OFFICER IN ACCORDANCE WITH MCO P5102.1A.
5.  COMMANDERS SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL MARINES HAVE READ THIS ALMAR AND THAT
EVERY MARINE IS BRIEFED ON THE "ANYMOUSE" SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAM.  ALL
UNITS WILL HAVE AN ANONYMOUS SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAM INSTITUTED BY
31 OCT 2003.
6.  SEMPER FIDELIS, M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//