MARINE CORPS ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM

Date Signed: 12/12/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 709/12

R 122028Z DEC 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 709/12
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD:20110411//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 5300.17, MARINE CORPS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM//
POC/RONNIE EDWARDS/CIV/UNIT:MFC-4/-/TEL:703-784-9526//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN PROVIDES EXECUTION GUIDANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE CORPS ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM (ASP).
2. PER THE REF AND AS DIRECTED BY THE SECNAV 21ST CENTURY SAILOR AND MARINE INITIATIVE, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASP MARINE CORPS WIDE WILL COMMENCE 1 JANUARY 2013. THE PURPOSE OF THE ASP IS TO PROVIDE COMMANDERS AN ADDITIONAL TOOL TO IDENTIFY MARINES AND SAILORS WITHIN THEIR COMMANDS WHO ARE AT RISK FOR THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE/MISUSE. THE ASP ACCOMPLISHES THIS THROUGH DETERRING MARINES AND SAILORS FROM REPORTING TO DUTY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. ADDITIONALLY, THE ASP PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMANDERS TO IDENTIFY THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN NEED OF ALCOHOL ABUSE/MISUSE TRAINING, COUNSELING AND/OR TREATMENT.
3. THE ASP WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY ALL COMMANDS CURRENTLY EXECUTING THE RANDOM URINALYSIS PROGRAM. TIMING OF ALCOHOL BREATHALYZER TESTING VIA THE ASP SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY RANDOM UNIT TESTING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. HOWEVER, COMMANDERS SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL MARINES AND SAILORS IN THEIR COMMANDS ARE TESTED TWICE PER YEAR (SEMI-ANNUALLY).
4. TASKS
A. HQMC (MFC4)
(1) MAINTAIN PROGRAM OVERSIGHT AND PUBLISH ASP PROTOCOLS
(2) COORDINATE THE FUNDING, PROCUREMENT, AND FIELDING OF THE INITIAL ASP BREATHALYZER KITS AND SUPPLIES TO UNITS
(3) SUPPORT UNIT COMMANDERS AND INSTALLATION SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING CENTERS (SACC) FOR ASP IMPLEMENTATION
(4) COLLECT, ANALYZE, AND MAINTAIN ALCOHOL SCREENING RESULTS FROM INSTALLATION SACCS/UNITS.
B. MCCS DIRECTORS/INSTALLATION SACCS
(1) COORDINATE WITH HQMC (MFC4) FOR THE PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASP BREATHALYZER KITS AND SUPPLIES TO UNITS
(2) PROVIDE SUPPORT TO UNIT ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM COORDINATORS (ASPC) AS REQUIRED
(3) CONSOLIDATE AND ANALYZE MONTHLY ALCOHOL SCREENING RESULTS SUBMITTED BY UNITS
(4) PROVIDE QUARTERLY REPORTS TO HQMC (MFC4). SPECIFIC REPORTING FORMAT WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPCOR.
C. COMMANDERS
(1) EXECUTE THE ASP PER THIS MARADMIN AND FOLLOW-ON POLICY GUIDELINES (TO BE ISSUED NLT 30 DECEMBER 2012)
(2) APPOINT, IN WRITING, AN OFFICER OR STAFF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) TO SERVE AS THE UNIT ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM COORDINATOR (ASPC)
(3) COORDINATE WITH LOCAL MCCS/INSTALLACTION SACC FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF BREATHALYZER KITS AND SUPPLIES, AND ENSURE UNIT ASPC IS PROPERLY TRAINED TO ADMINISTER THE TEST
(4) SUBMIT BREATHALYZER RESULTS MONTHLY TO THE INSTALLATION SACC. SPECIFIC REPORTING FORMAT WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPCOR
(5) AS APPROPRIATE, REFER MARINES AND SAILORS WITH A POSITIVE TEST RESULT (GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO .01 PERCENT) TO INSTALLATION SACC FOR SCREENING AND TREATMENT AS APPROPRIATE
(6) AS APPROPRIATE, REFER MARINES AND SAILORS WITH A POSITIVE TEST RESULT OF .04 PERCENT OR GREATER TO MEDICAL FOR A "FIT FOR DUTY" DETERMINATION.
5. ALTHOUGH THE ASP IS PRIMARILY FOR DETERRENCE AND EDUCATION, IT DOES NOT PRECLUDE COMMANDERS FROM TAKING APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION SHOULD THE SITUATION WARRANT.
6. DISTRIBUTION OF BREATHALYZER KITS COMMENCES IMMEDIATELY AS KIT VENDORS AND INVENTORY CAN SUPPORT. UNIT TESTING SHALL COMMENCE UPON RECEIPT OF THE BREATHALYZER KIT AND ONCE AN ASPC IS APPOINTED AND TRAINED. COMPLETE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASP MARINE CORPS WIDE IS EXPECTED BY SUMMER 2013. TESTING PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES, AND REPORTING PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPCOR NO LATER THAN 30 DECEMBER 2012.
7. DIRECT QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE ALCOHOL SCREENING PROGRAM TO HQMC (MFC4) AT COMMERCIAL PHONE NUMBER (703) 784-9526 OR DSN 278-9526.
8. RELEASED AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R.E. MILSTEAD JR., DEPUTY COMMANDANT, MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//