Fair warning to Marines; the New Year brings with it the Marine Corps Alcohol Screening Program (ASP). As things go in the military, when the Marines start it, the other branches are likely to follow suit.
ASP is an initiative focused on preventing alcohol abuse within the Corps.
The news was released to mainstream news sources yesterday.
As of Jan. 1,2013, Marines and sailors found to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .01 percent or higher during working hours will then be “subject to counsel.”
According to Military.com, those with a BAC of .04 percent or higher will undergo a “fit-for-duty” assessment and possibly face further action by the Corps and may be referred to a Substance Abuse Counseling center.
The BAC tests will be administered via random breathalyzer testing.
Additional information can be accessed on the Marine Corps Community Services website and family support is available on Military.com/ Spouse and Family Center.
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