By Navy Personnel Command Communications Office
Millington, Tenn. – Representatives from Navy Personnel Command’s fleet engagement team will be in Norfolk July 11-14 to meet with Sailors and discuss personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet.
“The visit is intended to ensure command leadership teams understand current manpower programs as well as promote the professional and personal development of our Sailors,” said Capt. Steven Holmes, Bureau of Naval Personnel, director, community management branch. “These visits are also an excellent opportunity to get feedback directly from the fleet.”
Representatives from the enlisted distribution division, enlisted personnel readiness and support division and enlisted community managers will conduct briefs at Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Briefs will focus on Navy force shaping initiatives including Fleet Ride Perform-to-Serve (FR-PTS), Enlisted Retention Board, (ERB), enlisted and officer community health and the distribution and detailing process.
“We’ve been getting the word out among the type commanders and hope to have a packed house,” said Senior Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Raymond Cunnikin, Mid-Atlantic Regional Counselor, who has helped to organize the visit. “Sailors have a lot of questions about career options and this is a great opportunity.”
The briefs are targeted for specific pay grades as follows:
July 11, Naval Station Norfolk
E-7 and above 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. C-9 auditorium
E-6 and below 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Bldg. C-9 auditorium
July 12, on board USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
Iwo Jima 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Kearsarge 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
July 13, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
E-7 and above 9:00 a.m. to noon in the base theater
E-6 and below 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the ACU Four auditorium
July 14, Naval Air Station Oceana
E-7 and above 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the CNATTU Auditorium
E-6 and below 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the CNATTU Auditorium
E-7 and above sessions include leadership briefs and detailing and distribution. E-6 and below briefs will feature information on force shaping, FR-PTS, ERB and Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) Detailer brief.
“The briefs are designed to provide information needed to make an informed career decision, targeting leadership and Sailors to give each the information needed to help them guide their subordinates or make sound decisions as appropriate,” said Holmes.