Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, is taking place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15. Air, maritime and ground assets from several NATO ally and partner nations are involved in the live training event that set sail from Klaipeda, Lithuania, and finishes in Kiel, Germany. Training focus areas Read more about Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region[…]

New Foundational Training Courses Will Grow Better Enlisted Leaders

By Fleet Master Chief (SW/IW/AW) Russell Smith Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education Fleet Master Chief We invest a lot of time and energy in the Navy in teaching, training, and maintaining technical competency, but our delivery of leader development training is not nearly as robust. We have room to improve our standardized leader development training delivery Read more about New Foundational Training Courses Will Grow Better Enlisted Leaders[…]

Win First and then Go to War

By Cmdr. Stephen Aldridge Commanding officer, USS Mason (DDG 87) “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” This 2,500-year-old Sun Tzu maxim was the quote of the day in USS Mason’s Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, plan of the day. As the Read more about Win First and then Go to War[…]

Training to Fight and Win Today and Tomorrow

By Rear Adm. Kenny Whitesell Commander, Carrier Strike Group Four Recently, the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) event in preparation for its deployment this past Wednesday. NORFOLK (April 11, 2018) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman Read more about Training to Fight and Win Today and Tomorrow[…]

Ready, Relevant Learning: Better, Faster, More Effective

By Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad Commander, Naval Education and Training Command Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) is one of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 key initiatives with a focus on providing Sailors the right training at the right time throughout their career. It isn’t just an opportunity for us to overhaul the very industrial training model we’ve Read more about Ready, Relevant Learning: Better, Faster, More Effective[…]

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