Acknowledgement Letter from the Department of the Navy
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NR VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT 0910
NAVY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER, MEMPHIS
5722 INTEGRI TY DR., BLDG N-930
MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE 38054-5045
21 April 2008
Tony Bylsma, Executive Director
Narconon Drug Prevention & Education, Inc.
4442 York Boulevard, Suite 18
Los Angeles, California 90041
Dear Mr. Bylsma,
I would like to thank you on behalf of the United States Navy for your comprehensive presentation to over 85 reserve personnel from over 5 units at our Navy Operational Support Center.
The Navy has a “zero tolerance H policy on drug abuse and its own education program on drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The need for effective drug abuse prevention has been established for many years. Families, school teachers, administrators and community leaders realize that drug education methods need to be improved to get better results. More and more young people are using drugs today, although billions of dollars have been spent in the effort to decrease use. It is clear that we must try to stop drug abuse before it starts. Your presentation is clearly an improved drug education method!
This presentation was also a kick-off to motivating interest in participation in Campaign Drug Free America for the Navy Operational Support Center of Los Angeles. This Navy Flagship Award Program is a community outreach to present drug education to America’s youth. Many of the sailors in attendance voiced an interest of doing just that after your presentation.
I thank you for contributing toward our maintenance of high standards of performance, military discipline, and readiness and the Navy efforts to instill pride and promote professionalism.
Frederick S. Gordon
Electronics Technician First Class
United States Navy
NR Voluntary Training Unit 0910
Navy Operational Support Center
Los Angeles, CA.