Navy Pfc. James Fisher, son of Terry Mistler of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kevin Fisher of Loxahatchee, and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) recently formed a committee called Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions.
Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives.
The program was originally created for those in ROTC, JROTC and similar programs. However, it quickly spread throughout the Navy and is now a resource for all sailors.
The purpose of the program is peer mentorship. The goals of its members are to get a group of sailors who, through networking and discussion, can create ways to inform and inspire others to make better decisions, and to equip all hands with the tools they need to make those decisions.
The coalition has different topics they want to focus on every month in an effort to raise awareness about these issues.
Topics range from addressing problems such as sexual assault to everyday issues such as car buying.
Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions recently held its first meeting and plan to meet at least once per month throughout the rest of the ship’s deployment.
Fisher is a 2002 graduate of Norwood High School of Norwood, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2010.
For more information on the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions, visit the group’s Facebook page.