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The Command Resilience Team (CRT)'s purpose is to improve insight into command climate, the commander must leverage the CRT to facilitate and promote signature behaviors and an environment of dignity and respect.  In doing so the CRT will be a powerful tool to help preserve unit cohesion, good order and discipline and mission readiness.

The Command Resilience Team (CRT) is an Executive Officer (XO) led program at each command.  The establishment of a CRT allows commanders to better understand factors impacting command personnel. CRTs are designed to provide the commander with information and insight into concerns of command personnel in order to implement positive measures to promote well-being and resilience. Consisting of command leadership, program managers, and other command members, CRTs improve support to personnel. 


NOTE:  Effective 31 January 23, OPNAV CRT PP HFP training hosted by Embry Riddle Aeronautics University has moved to Navy eLearning (NeL).  For questions or more information about this move, please see our CRT FAQ.

CRT Responsibilities

The CRT has four main responsibilities: Conduct Command Climate Assessments, execute Primary Prevention, incorporation Human Factors Processes into daily operations, and provide program related and/or best practices training to mitigate destructive / counterproductive behaviors that overall affects the command climate.
  • Administer the command climate assessment 
    • The command climate assessment process focuses on the “health” and organizational effectiveness of the command’s climate. If conducted correctly, the command climate assessment process can serve as an effective tool to assist with prevention.
  • Execute Primary Prevention and Incorporate Human Factors Processes in daily operations
    •   The CRT, with the help of the command TRIAD and Deckplate leaders, is primarily responsible for unit-level prevention at the command.
    •   Deckplate leaders are in a unique position to identify concerns and support Sailors before risk factors impact Sailor well-being and performance. This can be accomplished through observing and talking with Sailors; being involved, concerned and proactive; and effectively using available support programs and personnel in cooperation with the CRT.
    •   To facilitate the flow and to keep leadership abreast of the concerns and challenges impacting Sailors (Human Factors), deckplate leaders are encourage to communicate frequently with the CRT to provide feedback and lessons learned.
  • Training
    •   CRTs will track and link programs to deliver all available resources to personnel, develop best practices and training for both leaders and personnel, and assess root causes for areas of concern to identify at-risk groups (e.g., newly reported personnel, geographic bachelors, etc.) or situations in advance and propose options for mitigation. 
    •   The respective CRT members may provide training for their respective command program specific trainings such as GMT (e.g. Equal Opportunity or Sexual Harassment – CMEO, Drug and Alcohol Abuse  (DAPA), to more specific training such as Expanded Operational Stress Control (EOSC) modules (e.g. EOSC Team Lead).
Note:  CRTs meet quarterly to assess command climate, develop best practices and implement primary prevention measures.  CRTs are responsible for reviewing demographics for command-appointed collateral duty assignments, retention, discipline, advancement and awards semi-annually by race, ethnicity, sex, paygrade and rank.  The maintenance and frequent review of this statically data relating to personnel can alert commanders to the development of trends and patterns that may affect the command’s climate.

For a more detailed list of CRT responsibilities, see chapter 3 the Navy Harassment Prevention and Military Equal Opportunity Program Manual (OPNAVINST 5354.1H), the Command Resilience Team Guide Supplement (Dated: 26 June 18), and the Cultural Champion Network (CCN ) Quick Reference Guide (QRG)  (Dated: December 2020).


                                                                    CRT DIAGRAM


Each CRT should consist of command leadership, program managers and other command members with a cross-section of paygrades, gender, race, and ethnicity and departments. The CRT should be modified to fit the command’s dynamic, whether consolidating member functions to make the team smaller or increasing membership due to command size and scope.  Below is a list of mandatory CRT members:

Mandatory CRT Members

Mandatory CRT Members (if assigned to command)

Executive Officer (XO) or equivalent


1x Department Head (DH)

Command Diversity Officer

1x Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (DLCPO)

Deployed Resiliency Counselor (DRC)

Command Career Counselor (CCC)

Mental Health Specialist

Personnel Officer

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Manager

Legal Officer


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA)


Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA)


Command Financial Specialist (CFS)


Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)


Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Program Manager


Command Sponsor Coordinator


Command Indoctrination Coordinator


Command Fitness Leader (CFL)


Expanded Operational Stress Control Team Lead (EOSC TL)



 How do I become a member of the CRT?

- Express interest to your chain of command, Command CMEO, or Command Master Chief.
- Must successfully complete the Basic Primary Prevention and Human Factors Process (HFP) training as outlined in NAVADMIN 318/20.  Select members of the CRT may be required to also complete the Intermediate HFP course. 

NOTE:  Effective 31 January 23, OPNAV CRT PP HFP training hosted by Embry Riddle Aeronautics University has moved to Navy eLearning (NeL).   For questions or more information about this move, please see our CRT FAQ
- CRT PP HFP Basic Training is for all Command Resilience Team members.  Course Number:  OPNAV-CRT-PPHFP-B001-1.0
CRT PP HFP Intermediate Training is for Human Factors Council members.   Course Number:  OPNAV-CRT-PPHFP-I002-1.0


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