By Terri Helus,
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
RUCKER, Ala. — With the launch of the Peer to Peer Video
Competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACRC)
hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents
and save lives.
competition tagline, "Make a movie — save a life,"
challenges Soldiers to personalize safety messaging by creating short
videos which promote off-duty safety awareness. The goal is to have
Soldiers create safety messages that speak directly to their peers.
post their video on any social networking site and send a link to
USACRC to submit their video. Videos should effectively convey ways to
safely conduct off-duty activities, and a humorous slant is
much of what we accomplish in safety is considered boring by
most," said USACRC Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. Tod
Glidewell. "Today’s Soldier is tech savvy and digital
communication literate. Peer to Peer allows Soldiers to use their
creativity to communicate safety information the way they want to hear
to Peer puts safety into the hands of Soldiers and provides a venue to
share tips, lessons learned and best practices. Most Soldiers have a
favorite "There I was" story and the video medium will allow
them to share the benefit of their experience with an Armywide
battle buddy mindset has kept many a Soldier from harm," said Dr.
Patricia Le Duc, director, Human Factors Task Force. "This
competition capitalizes on the power of peer influence and extends its
reach exponentially through the Web."
contest runs through March 31, 2009, and is open to all military ID
card holders including Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers.
more information about the contest, visit the Peer to Peer Video
Competition Web page at https://crc.army.mil/videocompetition
for promotional materials, official rules and a sample peer safety