In an effort to reduce the frightening high number of sexual assaults in the military the depiction of women in a dehumanizing manner will no longer be tolerated. Although not a comprehensive way to address the rape crisis there it will assist personnel in understanding that others they serve with are not to be objectified.
Personal porn stashes are apparently safe. But the outright display of offensive content in common areas is no longer tolerated. (I'm amazed this was not addressed previously)
This effort to reduce the dehumanizing images portrayed in common areas will do much to foster an attitude of cohesion amongst all troops.
And this order will also address the display of racist content that has been allowed to flourish.
So we will no longer have a military that allows images like this thankfully:
2. Applicability. this ALNAV applies DON-wide. The government workplaces of all DON Sailors, Marines,
and civilian employees are subject to comprehensive visual inspections.
3. Purpose. All DON personnel shall be treated with dignity and respect. As stated in REFs A through C,
fostering a command climate free of all forms of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment, is
essential to maintaining high morale, good order, discipline, and readiness. The inspections directed by
this ALNAV aim to eliminate materials that create a degrading, hostile, or offensive work environment
and to ensure a professional workplace for all DON personnel.
4.A. Authorized inspection locations. All DON Commanders, Commanding Officers, Officers-in-Charge,
and civilian directors shall direct comprehensive and regular inspections of all workplaces and common
access spaces under their control for materials listed in subparagraphs 4.D and 4.E.
4.B. Workplaces include but are not limited to:
4.B.1. Office buildings, facilities, naval vessels, aircraft, government vehicles, hangars, ready rooms,
conference rooms, individual offices, cubicles, storage rooms, tool and equipment rooms, workshops,
break rooms, galleys, recreation areas, Navy and Marine Corps Exchanges, and heads.
4.B.2. Sensitive compartmented information facilities, and other secure facilities.
4.B.3. Common areas of on-base military barracks and bachelor quarters, to include onbase Private-
Public Venture (PPV) barracks.
4.B.4. Common areas of off-base PPV barracks if entry/inspection is allowed by the terms of the PPV
agreement or if the PPV operator allows entry for this purpose.
4.B.5. All DON school houses and training facilities including, but not limited to, the U.S. Naval Academy,
the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Officer Candidate School, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Units, the Basic School, Officer Development School, Recruit Training Command, and Marine Corps
4.C. Limitations. For purposes of this specific inspection, DON Commanders, Commanding Officers,
Officers-in-Charge, and civilian directors will not inspect assigned government laptop or desktop
computers (with the exception of visible screensavers), assigned individual barracks rooms/living
quarters, assigned desk drawers, assigned cabinet drawers, clothing (e.g., coats), assigned lockers,
purses, brief cases, backpacks, private automobiles, and personal electronic devices (e.g., iPads,
4.D. Removal and documentation of degrading or offensive materials.
4.D.1. DON Commanders, Commanding Officers, Officers-in-Charge, and civilian directors will effect the
removal of material that a reasonable person would consider degrading or offensive and document any
material discovered during the course of workplace inspections.
4.D.2. Degrading or offensive material includes, but is not limited to, documents, logs, books, pictures,
photographs, calendars, posters, magazines, videos, props, displays, or other media, including electronic
media, that contain inappropriate depictions and are detrimental to a professional working
4.D.3. Degrading or offensive materials are to be immediately removed from the workplace by the
service member/civilian who possesses such materials or by the responsible supervisor if the
responsible individual is not present for the inspection.
4.D.4. Appropriate disciplinary or administrative action may be considered if an individual fails to
comply with an order to remove degrading or offensive material from the workplace.
4.D.5. If there is doubt as to whether material is degrading or offensive, the individual conducting the
inspection shall remove the material from the workplace to ensure a professional work environment.
4.E. Command seizure and documentation of contraband.
4.E.1. Individuals conducting the inspection will immediately seize and document any contraband
discovered during the course of workplace inspections.
4.E.3. If evidence of a crime is discovered during an inspection (e.g., child pornography, illegal drugs or
paraphernalia, unauthorized weapons, stolen property, etc.), individuals conducting the inspection are
to immediately contact the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and comply with applicable standard