R 010800Z JUN 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/2023 RISK AWARENESS MONTH//
POC/M.BORTNEM/COL/DIRECTOR/CMC SAFETY DIVISION/703-604-4361/MARK.D.BORTNEM@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. June is National Safety Month, the beginning of the 101 Days of Summer, and a great time to recommit ourselves to being aware of the risks we face every day, both on and off-duty. The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps has designated June as Risk Awareness Month to increase awareness of on and off-duty risks and to highlight the significant increase in mishaps across the service from both operational and recreational activities during the busy summer months.
2. During Risk Awareness Month, Commanders shall dedicate one day to risk awareness training and discussions. Training will consist of the following:
2.a. An organized, all-hands 3–4 hour training regimen that identifies and educates personnel on the common on and off-duty mishaps within their Commands. This should include lessons learned from previous mishaps, guided discussions on relevant safety topics, and other proactive measures.
2.b. Discussion of ALNAV 045/23: "101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign", released jointly by the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.
2.c. Viewing and subsequent discussion of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Risk Awareness Month video. The video is available on www.safety.marines.mil and the DVIDs website at the following address: www.dvidshub.net/video/885018/acmc-delivers-summer-safety-brief
2.d. Discussion of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps introduction letter to the summer 2023 edition of the Ground Warrior magazine.
2.e. Following the organized training session, Marines, Sailors, and civilians will be provided time to conduct personal risk assessments for items relevant to off-duty safety measures. Examples are personal vehicle checklist items for two and four-wheeled vehicles, home smoke alarm testing and battery changes, fire extinguisher inspections, proper firearm storage, trigger/gun lock review, family supervision practices for children, and fire/emergency drills.
3. The end state is to increase risk awareness and raise awareness of safe practices proactively educating Marines, Sailors, civilians, and family members for a safe summer season of activities, on and off-duty.
4. Completion of these tasks shall occur during June, in conjunction with existing operational requirements.
5. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//