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Navy: Random alcohol tests for sailors in US

The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Marine Corps , alcohol abuse , Ray Mabus

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 08:02pm EST

Navy tries to stave off commanders' career-ending missteps

Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert , management , sexual assault , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:44am EDT

Mandatory breathalyzer tests coming to Navy, Marine Corps

The alcohol screening program is part of a sweeping realignment of personnel and readiness programs in the Department of the Navy.

Tags: DoD , Navy , USMC , Ray Mabus , Jonathan Greenert , workforce , Jared Serbu , alcohol , marijuana , Readiness

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:33pm EST