Current Status  

Block Learning

Block learning is the first step towards completing a larger training initiative known as Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL). Block learning revises current accession level initial training paths into blocks, which are redistributed over a Sailor's career.

The new process requires the return of Fleet Sailors to receive additional training approximately 24 months after reporting to operational units, in order to complete required training modules and/or earn progressive Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).  

Training is delivered at specific timeframes in a Sailor's career, and is referred to as 'blocks.' The definition of blocks is described below.


Block 0

Refers to all training occuring prior to report to a first command.



- Recruit Training Command (RTC)

- Life skills (LS)

- Accession path, such as "A" or "C" schools


Block 1

Refers to formalized rate training that occurs during the first tour assignment with delivery targeted at 24 months after reporting aboard a Sailor's first command.

* Block 1 training may be offered as early as 12 months after reporting to first command for high performers or when unit deployment schedules are a consideration.


Block 1.X

If required, additional block training would occur at other times during the first sea tour and be referred to as Block 1.2, 1.3, and so forth. 


Block 2

Refers to formalized rate training that occurs immediately prior to, or during, a second tour assignment.