February 2010 Issue: Navy Career News from January 1-15, 2010 Compiled & Digested for You
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FEBRUARY 2010 The Barbwire Team Vol. 43-GREEN
20 &10 Career Tools & Ideas for 2010
Become a Better Sailor. Read all about Career Tools in Green Shaded blocks.
Note from NPC: Zone C PTS Results SRB Request Must be Submitted 35-
In June, Perform to Serve (PTS) was expanded to include 120 days Prior to Reenlistment
Zone C (10-14 years of service). Zone C PTS has allowed Navy officials provided a status update for the Selective
focusing on performance while addressing our most Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) program Jan. 8 notifying Sailors
critical manning needs. As of the November PTS Zone C that some SRB awards may be discontinued as manning
cycle, 1,323 Sailors have been offered reenlistment levels in critical skills are met.
quotas in rate, and 16 Sailors will be converted to other
more critical ratings. The PTS process identified 98 Sailors As reenlistment goals for particular skills are achieved, SRB
to be separated at their current EAOS. Of these Sailors, award levels for those skills will be removed from the plan,
31 submitted their PTS application indicating that they but no earlier than 30 days following the release of a
did not desire to reenlist. Of the remaining 67 Sailors NAVADMIN announcing award levels, according to
desiring to reenlist, 66 Sailors are E-5 and below and NAVADMIN 006/10. SRBs enhance the Navy's ability to size,
either did not pick a rating for conversion or had shape and stabilize manning by using a monetary
performance evaluations (to include promotion incentive to encourage Sailors with critical skills and
recommendations) ranked below their peers. The experience to stay Navy. It is a market-based incentive
remaining Sailor to be separated is an E-6 with three PFA and award levels are strategically adjusted as retention
failures in a four year period. All of these Sailors' needs dictate.
performance factors were manually reviewed, and none Sailors & counselors must refamiliarize with the program,
had an EP in either of their last two periodic evaluations. which was revised last year, as announced in NAVADMIN
006/09. Counselors must submit SRB reenlistment requests
PTS's objective is to keep a balanced force in terms of for eligible Sailors 35-120 days prior to the requested
seniority/paygrade/skill and is focused on keeping reenlistment date. SRB requests submitted less than 35
quality Sailors in the force while meeting End Strength days in advance without substantial justification will not be
Targets. The PTS algorithm considers critical NECs, accepted. Sailors can reenlist for SRB no more than 90
paygrade, evaluations, if the Sailor PNA'd their last exam, days prior to their end of active obligated service (EAOS).
and proximity to the Sailor's EAOS. Navy's challenge now Exceptions to this policy as well as complete SRB guidance
is to assist these Sailors in their transition from active are listed in OPNAVINST1160.8A. Commands should refer
service. Sailors over six years active service who request to NAVADMIN 250/09 for the most recent list of SRB eligible
to reenlist and are denied reenlistment are eligible for ratings and award levels.
involuntary separation pay if they meet the requirements
of the DoD Financial Management Regulation Vol 7 and
OPNAVINST 1900.4. Sailors who will be separating are YN & PS New Qualification Standards
encouraged to continue their naval service with
commensurate benefits by affiliating with the Navy
Selected Reserve (SELRES). Opportunies continue to exist The Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) for the
in the blue to green program and Sailors are Yeoman (YN) & Personnel Support (PS) rating was released
encouraged to take full advantage of the Post 9/11 GI in December 2009. For the latest information, link to the
Bill. YN / PS page on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) at
Together we will continue to make progress based on
our guiding principles of retaining our best Sailors,
focusing on performance, continuing to attract and
Congratulations to VFA-86 CCC for
recruit our nation's best and brightest, and promote being selected as squadron’s SOY
stability and predictability in our manning policies.
Career Thought of the Month: “If I had six hours to cut down a tree, I would spend four of them sharpening my axe.” -
Released date of February 2010: January 15 onboard USS Nimitz by the CVW-11 CCC Headquarters
r- e-Wise #8
Care Career Tools You Should Know & Use (Acronyms)
THIS FEBRUARY 2010
FITREPS/Evals due: 28 - O-2 (All)
Duh? Midterm Counseling due: None
Answers on Boards convening:
2 - Active O-6 Staff (PERS 8)
Page 15 8 - Active O-5 Line (PERS 8)
8 - Active O-4 Line Cont. (PERS 8)
17 - Test Pilot #1 (PERS 434)
18 - CNRC Career Recruiter Force
23 - Reserve O-6 Staff (PERS 8)
23 - Reserve O-5 Staff (PERS 8)
Is your EAOS within 12
months & undecided?
Attend the AIRWING Bi-
Monthly Pre-Sep Class to be
held again on 22 January,
1330-1630 at RELMIN
Classroom. Attend this brief
and then decide if you are
staying Navy or join the
Civilian world. Contact your
CCC to register & details about
other 2010 February
available class. (This CVW-11 Career Wise 2
prep-class 2648 can also be a
one-on-one counseling, required
prior to taking the regular TAP or Navy Times
prior to separating from the Navy)
NC1(AW/SW) Craig is the Command
Career Counselor of VFA-86 (a CVW-11
squadron) chosen as the command’s
SOY with MCPON West on his recent
USS Nimitz visit.
“I am committed to ensuring that we,
as a Navy, are going to be one of the
best places for a young person to start
their career. We must all think and
Men can do jointly what they cannot do singly work as an organization to attract,
and the union of hearts and minds, the recruit, and retain our Nation’s best
concentration of power, becomes almost
and brightest now and in the future.” –
omnipotent. --Daniel Webster
ADMIRAL Gary Roughead, Chief of
Over 30 Airwing & Nimitz Sailors Naval Operations
Reenlisted with CNO. Pictures includes
Command Career Counselors &
Squadron / Staff Personnel who reenlisted.
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More Career Counselor /MCPON / CNO Photos on Next Pages
CNO & MCPON onboard
USS Nimitz with Career
Providing Steps to Success.
Counselors in Action
Simple Career Advice since 2005
Wise. CVW-11 Career Wise Sailor Grows.
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NCC Ingram, MCPON, NC1 Buquo, NC1 Moore,
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10 Career Ideas to
Help You Succeed by NCC (AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11
•Get A Mentor. They can assist you in ways
you may not be aware of and they can give
you some of the unwritten rules for success.
•Use all the Navy Career Tools. Navy is
definitely going online with many of the
services that can help you have a squared
away career. Check all 20 of them identified
in this Career Wise edition.
•Develop a Plan. Find out what is your short
and long term plan and write it down. This
will give you a visual map to attain your goal.
•Set up a Career Development Board (CDB).
This will create an accountability of what you
need to do by having your LPO, LCPO, CMC &
CCC be aware of how far you have been and
where you are going in the future.
•Use Tuition Assistance or NCPACE to get you
prepared in case you separate. Many Sailors
have completed their Bachelors Degree
without even using their GI Bill. Save up
your GI Bill by using your TA benefits.
•Attend a TAP Class – If you are undecided
and unsure if the Navy is the right career for
• Prepare yourself for the job of the leader at
the next higher rank, volunteer to take on
challenging tasks and be open to learning.
•Develop a Financial Plan. If you have a poor
financial health, it affects your job and ability
to focus in your work. Setup a budget or talk
to your Command Financial Specialist.
•Be Involved with your Community, this will
expand your horizon and get you time-off,
away from military obligations and have that
self-fulfillment that you really have
Veterans Health Care
contributed something to the society. It’s an
added bullet for your evaluations too.
•Train yourself in other Jobs. With PTS New rules make health care available for more
requirements some of you may be forced to veterans. You could qualify for low-cost, high-quality
convert to another rate, so be prepared. health care. Apply now!
Talk to your Career Counselors to get more
successful Navy career ideas.
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C L I C: CNO’s Latest
Information on Career
•Message # Subject Date
•007/10 2009 USS BAINBRIDGE AWARD WINNER 01/07/2010
•006/10 SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM STATUS 01/07/2010
•005/10 VICE ADMIRAL BATCHELDER AWARD 01/06/2010
•004/10 FY-10 INCENTIVE SPECIAL PAY FOR SPECIALTY NURSES 01/06/2010
•003/10 JANUARY-MARCH 2010 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A TOP 50 NAVY 01/04/2010
•002/10 2010 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE 01/04/201
•0001/10 2010 DECENNIAL CENSUS NAVGRAM #2/ REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5314.1/22DEC2008
•375/09 CALENDAR FOR AMERICA 201012/30/2009
•374/09 NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE II AND III12/29/2009
Enlisted Learning and Development
• The Enlisted Learning and Development Strategy (ELDS) Team has created a Learning and
Development Roadmap (LaDR – pronounced LADDER) for Sailors in all Navy Ratings to use. The
LaDRs are located on NKO under the Career Management Tab.
• Each LaDR gives Sailors a checklist to see where they are, and where they need to go for
personal and professional success.
• The LaDR should not be something that is looked at once and forgotten. It should be used
throughout a Sailor’s career to help guide him on to the path of success.
• ELDs includes a wide variety of programs including rate training, various advanced education
initiatives such as TA, NCPACE and scholarships, Professional Military Education, as well as
certifications and licenses supported through Navy COOL.
To verify your rating LaDR, go to www.nko.navy.mil and click on LaDR
NAVY BENEFITS: The Best. Three Facts:
The average 401K retirement plan balance of a US
worker is $86K. The average retirement plan value of an
E-7 retiring with 20 years at age 38 is $1.02M. (Employee
Benefit Research Institute and 2009 Basic Pay Tables) Here’s to the Heroes provides a single day’s
free admission to any one SeaWorld or Busch
The average annual cost for health insurance for a family Gardens park, Sesame Place, Adventure
of four in corporate America is $3,618. The average cost of Island or Water Country USA for the service
a military family’s health insurance if using Tricare Prime is member and as many as three of his or her
$0. (Kaiser Foundation & Tricare Manual 2009) direct dependents. Any active duty, active
reserve, ready reserve is entitled to free
admission under the program. He or she
The average vacation benefit for a corporate employee
with five years of service is 14 days. ThatCVW-11 Career
2010 February same vacation Wise only register, either in the entrance
benefit for a Navy E-5 or 0-3 (five years of service) is 30 plaza of a participating park, and show a
days. (SHRM 2008 Benefits Survey) Department of Defense photo ID.
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Bookmark Them in Your Favorites
1. Electronic Service Record (ESR)
•The ESR is an online version of your service record & replaces the paper record used in the past.
•Review ESR pages, then work with your personnel office to ensure data accurately reflects your personal
and professional achievements.
•Take all necessary actions to ensure your ESR is current, accurate and complete.
•If necessary, establish your ESR account via the following steps:
•Using CAC and CAC-enabled computer, navigate to https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil.
•Click New Users (ESR Self Service). Enter your SSN. Your name should be filled in. Use the “Tab” key to
navigate the form and fill in your email address (.mil or .gov only) and phone number.
•Enter your own user ID or click on the “lightening bolt” graphic to have one generated for you. The user ID
is case sensitive. Enter your password and confirm it. The password is case sensitive.
•Click Validate and Create Self Service Account.
•Once your account is created, scroll to the top of the page and look for a message announcing that your
account was successfully created. Return to the NSIPS login page and log in to your ESR. Contact the NSIPS
help desk Call 877-589-5991, Option 2 or DSN 647-5442, Option 2 Send email to email@example.com
CCC Only: Annual Symposium
2. Career Management
The Navy Counselors Association (NCA)
22nd Annual Professional Development System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID)
and Training Symposium will be held at
the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel, in https://www.cmsid.navy.mil
Norfolk, Va., June 27-July 1, 2010. During •CMS/ID provides you the ability to explore Navy job
the Symposium, the NCA will select opportunities, identify career-enhancing jobs that meet your
three career counselors of the year. professional and personal goals, identify the specific skills and
Nomination packages must be received abilities required to perform the jobs you desire, and submit job
no later than June 1, 2010 after routing applications when ready.
through the respective TYCOM. For
more information, including hotel
reservation information, visit the National •Review personnel data. 18 months prior to your Projected
Navy Counselors Association website. Rotation Date (PRD), review information displayed on the CMS/ID
http://www.usnca.org Personnel tab and on the Sailor History page. (Prospective
commands will see this information when reviewing your job
application, and Detailers will use this information to determine
whether or not you are detailed to the job you desire.) Take all
NOVEMBER 2009 Vol. 40: SPECIAL EDITION
necessary actions to ensure your personnel and career data is
POST 9-11 GI BILL EDITION
9- current, accurate and complete.
Stipulation: This unauthorized guide is a simplification of Post-911 GI Bill for Active duty AIRWING personnel .
•Use your CCC, chain of command, and mentors for career
W- advice prior to submitting job applications.
Every single Sailors have different entitlements towards this benefit and it is recommended that they contact
How To V
the VA directly for their actual entitlements. – NCC(AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11, Command Career Counselor
Requirement for Entitlements
f C Start
op idyo e
•Dates and service status for each period of military service is
•Do your homework, read this entire guide (use index
page below) & visit or click all the BLUE suggested links. •Submit PTS applications 15 months prior to PRD and/or EAOS to
used to determine your percentage of entitlement.
•Read the entire Navy Instruction on GI Bill starting with
u the NAVADMIN (See Page 2):
receive first look at 12 months. Active Component Sailors in Zones
vise I Bill G
•The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit level is based on your http://www.npc.navy.mil/NR/rdonlyres/A7D300A1-
aggregate qualifying active duty service, which is total A899-40F7-A116-1399A740258F/0/NAV09187.txt
service, including separate periods.
e R 911 G
•Register & submit your specific questions to verify your
A, B and C must submit a PTS request, regardless of reenlistment
record based on your Social Security number at:
Active Duty Completed after Percentage of (See Page 3)
September 10, 2001
Maximum Amount Register & login yourself to verify your entitlements at:
Payable https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave (See Page 4)
Ask 11 P intentions. Your CCC will provide career information and
At least 36 months •If you are planning to transfer your benefits, register on
this site (See Page 5) https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/c
At least 30 continuous days on 100% onsent?continueToUrl=%2FTEB%2F
active duty and discharged due to
counseling, then submit your application.
service-connected disability •For questions dealing on Navy GI Bill benefits read the
Latest NAVADMIN & BUPERSINST:
30 months to 36 months 90% http://www.npc.navy.mil/NR/rdonlyres/DA18A55D-
24 months to 30 months 80%
C C C PO C (A ir W in g ) 23
18 months to 24 months 70% C o m p a ris o n 8, 13
E x te nsio n 10- 12
12 months to 18 months 60%
G I Bill We b site 4
Index / Page Guide
6 months to 12 months 50% M ax im ize G I B ill 14, 16
M o n tg o m e ry G I B ill ( B e tt e r) 8
90 days to 6 months 40% N AV AD M I N 17- 22
N PC W e bsite 2
Have Already Used GI Bill O b lise rv e 10- 12
P ay m e n t / Ho w M u c h ? 1, 7, 16
•If you have used benefits under one or more VA education P ho ne o r C o nt ac t 18
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is
programs, you may be entitled to additional benefits under
A pp lic atio n ( Po s t 9 -1 1 ) 5
R e fe re n c e s 16, 19
•For example, an individual who has remaining entitlement R e q u ire m e n ts (N a v y ) 1, 17- 22
under the Montgomery GI Bill can exhaust that entitlement Sc h o o l A p p lic atio n 15
progress; working together is success.” --Henry Ford
and may still receive up to an additional 12 months under
St at e ( Lo c a tio n ) R ate s 9, 16
the Post-9/11 GI Bill. See Page 4 to find out how much you
got left. V A W e b si te 4- 5
Ye llo w R ib b o n 15
ou Can Use Now
Education Tools Y Bookmark Them in Your Favorites
3. ETA: Electronic Tuition Assistance 5. Sailor/Marine Online Academic
https://eta.cnet.navy.mil •Log in to SMART at https://smart.navy.mil. On the
Welcome page, click Degree Shop / SMOLAA.
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program operated by •Alternately, log in to NKO at
Navy College is going digital. By Jan. 1, 2010 Sailors https://www.nko.navy.mil. On the LEARNING tab, click
will be required to create and submit an application SMART Transcripts. Log in to SMART. On the Welcome
for Web Electronic Tuition Assistance (Web ETA). After page, click Degree Shop / SMOLAA.
Sailors fill out an application request online and their •SMOLAA is an online tool that works in conjunction
command approves the application, an electronic with SMART to help you explore options for earning a
copy will be sent to the servicing Navy College college degree.
•Using SMOLAA, you can access your academic
Office. Once an account is created, Sailors can track
history – as recorded in SMART – and then apply all
the money they spend and how many classes they applicable college and military courses to degree
take, which gives them responsibility and control in plans offered by various colleges and universities.
pursuit of a higher education. •Depending on the college degree plan selected,
SMOLAA will indicate the total credit hours you must
complete to earn that degree.
4. Sailor/Marine American Council on Recommended Actions
Education Registry Transcript (SMART) •Use SMOLAA to identify all rating-related degree
plans available to you and to determine credits that
https://smart.navy.mil may be earned through Academic Testing Programs.
•SMART documents college courses, degrees and
certifications completed on active duty through Tuition
Assistance or the Navy College Program for Afloat College
Education (NCPACE), and all other college courses
completed at institutions accredited by a regional, national
or professional accrediting agency recommended by the
U.S. Department of Education.
•SMART provides recommended college credit for your
military occupational experience and training.
Recommendations are made by the American Council on
•Review your SMART to verify data accurately reflects your
training and education.
•Take all necessary actions to ensure your SMART is current,
Get Training Guide & PQS at CSS via NKO:
accurate and complete.
•Use correction procedures identified on the SMART
Welcome page (see SMART Correction Procedures (Navy)). https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil/portal/
•Use your SMART to facilitate degree planning.
Tutor.com: FREE Online Tutor help 24/7
WHERE: www.Tutor.com/navy Once you sign in to Navy Knowledge Online, look for Tutor.com links in
the following sections under the REFERENCE tab. WHO: All U.S. Navy active duty members, Navy Reservists on active
duty, Navy Retirees, their families have free DoD Civilians, unlimited access to Tutor.com. HOW: Access is through Navy
Knowledge Online [NKO]; once the family member account is established [DEERS is the verification source].
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“Old habits can’t be thrown out the upstairs window. They have to be coaxed down the stairs one step at a
time.” --Mark Twain
CAR EE R T Bookmark Them in Your Favorites
4. Web Enabled 5. Navy Credentialing
Record Review Opportunities On-Line:
https://www.bol.navy.mil Click • Navy COOL explains how you can meet civilian
Web Enabled Record Review. certification and licensure requirements related to your
•WERR allows review of documents in rating, job, designator and occupation. Navy COOL
your official military personnel file provides the ability to accomplish the following:
(OMPF). These are the same documents Get background information about civilian licensure and
reviewed by selection board members certification. Learn how to fill gaps between Navy
when considering candidates for training and experience and civilian credentialing
advancement and special programs. requirements. Learn about resources available that can
•WERR also provides the ability to help you gain civilian job credentials.
download and print service-record •Identify resources available to fund for credentialing
documents for personal and exams, such as the Navy-funded credentialing program,
professional use. GI Bill, and DANTES.
Recommended Actions Recommended Actions
•Review WERR to verify your personnel •Identify and earn national certification, and/or federal
file is accurate and complete. and state licensure.
•Ensure WERR does not include •Identify apprenticeship trades related to your rating,
documents that belong to someone. then enroll in USMAP to earn a nationally recognized
Take all necessary actions to correct “Certificate of Completion” from the U.S. Department of
and/or update your files. Labor. For help contact the Global Distance Support
•Use correction procedures identified Center: 877-418-6824, Option 3, Option 0
via the WERR FAQ hyperlink. •DSN 510-428-6824, Option 3, Option 0 or send email to
•Send requests for corrective actions firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Credentialing
and authoritative documents to Program Office at 850-452-6683 or DSN 922-6683 Send
•email@example.com. email to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. United Services Military Apprenticeship Program
•USMAP is a formal military training program that provides you the opportunity to improve your job
skills and to complete your civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty.
•USMAP is free, requires no off-duty hours and can grant up to one half of the required on-the-job
training hours for military experience.
•Upon completion of the program, you become a registered apprentice with the U.S. Department of
•Identify and earn national certification, and/or federal and state licensure.
•Identify apprenticeship trades related to your rating and earn a nationally recognized “Certificate of
Completion” from the U.S. Department of Labor.
•Verify certificates and achievements are documented in your ETJ, ESR, SMART, and WERR.
2010 February CVW-11 Career Wise 9
Our first energies should go to our own character development, which is often invisible to others, like the roots that
sustain great trees. As we cultivate the roots, we will begin to see the fruits. —Stephen R. Covey
PRT & Awards Tools
Bookmark Them in Your Favorites
7. Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS)
•Log in to BUPERS OnLine (BOL) at https://www.bol.navy.mil. Click PRIMS 2008.
•PRIMS allows you to view current and historical results of your semi-annual Physical Fitness
•Verify PRIMS data, which is reviewed as part of the advancement, promotion, and detailing process.
•See your Command Fitness Leader to update PRIMS data.
•Contact the NPC Customer Service Center: Call 866-827-5672 or DSN 882-5672 or Send email to
email@example.com. Contact the PRIMS help desk: Call 901-874-2229, Option 2 (commercial)
•DSN 882-2229, Option 2 or Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact the BUPERS Online help
desk Call 800-951-NAVY, Option 3 or Send email to email@example.com
Visit Air-Wing NO COMPUTER?
Intraweb to get J-DIAL US: 6368
more & latest (MENU on your
Information dial pad)
We Are Now Open Online on Navy Business Hours
8. Navy Department Awards Web Service
Click Out the New CCC AIRWING INTRAWEB
•NDAWS provides online access to Navy awards information
and help. The web site is divided into four separate sections,
Home, Personal, Unit, and Veteran Awards.
•Conduct Personal Awards Query to verify all your awards
are present. Conduct Unit Awards Query to identify unit
awards you may have received.
•Take all necessary actions to ensure NDAWS is current,
accurate and complete.
•Use correction procedures provided. Go to NDAWS. Under
REFERENCE ITEMS heading, click Updating Personal Awards.
9. Electronic Training Jacket The Chief of Naval Personnel launched a new
webpage to serve as an additional resource for the
www.bol.navy.mil Navy Total Force and their families. The new webpage
•The ETJ provides a view of career information
documented in Navy personnel databases, such as at http://www.navy.mil/cnp features news stories,
training and education (including Navy eLearning, podcasts and videos to update the force on the latest
NECs and college courses), qualifications and in personnel programs, policies and other areas. The
certifications, career history, advancement status, page features links of interest for families, active duty
and awards. Sailors, Navy civilians and Reservists. Topics range from
Recommended Actions health care and financial preparedness to education
Take all necessary actions to ensure your ETJ is current, resources for families. Also found on the new
accurate and complete. Click Problems With Your
leadership page is information on CNP's top priorities
Data? (at the bottom of ETJ pages) for resources and
points of contact that will help you correct to include training, manpower and diversity outreach
discrepancies in the information displayed. policies and programs.
Them in Your
Advancement, Education & Certifications
The Navy Advancement Center (NAC) has engaged 10. NAVY COOL: Credentialing
social media through Facebook and Twitter. Please let Online
all your Sailors know. This would be a great place to get
answers to your advancement questions and much
more. NAC will post the most up to date information
and any changes on advancement issues. Find civilian credentials related to your rating,
FB @Navy-Advancement-Center job, or occupation; Understand what it takes to
obtain the credentials, and see if there are
Twitter @NAC_Exams available programs that will help pay
Become a fan today to ensure that you or your Sailors credentialing, including the examination, fees
are prepared for upcoming advancement
12. USMAP: Apprenticeship
11. POST 9-11 GI BILL: Election & A training system by which active duty service
Transfer members can earn certification for skills learned
through documented work experience (On-The-
Job-Training) and related technical instruction.
http://www.gibill.va.gov/ The USMAP allows for registered certification of
the service member's military training and work
Whether you are transferring your benefits to your experience to achieve recognition equal to his /
dependents, using it for TOP-UP or just want to verify your her civilian counterpart.
eligibility towards this benefit of over $50,000 worth of college
entitlements, check out this website to guide you on when,
where & how to start the process. 13. Navy College:
14. CANTRAC: Navy School Listing The Navy College provides Sailors with
opportunities to earn college degrees through a
https://cetarsweb.cnet.navy.mil variety of options. The program's mission is to
Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC) The Catalog of provide continual academic support to Sailors
Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC) contains information on all while they pursue a technical or college degree,
formal Navy Schools. regardless of their location or duty station.
15. Non-Resident Courses: Advancement Study
•This is the original site to do many Navy Courses and it still exists to provide rating courses that may not be available via
e-Learning on NKO. This site provides student registrar functions to include enrollment, grading, reporting, and distribution
of Nonresident Training Courses to Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired members of the U.S. Navy, USMC, and U.S. Coast
Guard, and DoN Civilians. Although NRTCs are NOT added to your Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) it helps
you for your advancement. To verify your Bibliography go to: https://www2.netc.navy.mil/advancement/
16. STAYNAVY: One Stop for all the Tools
The StayNAVY website is a career resource provided by the Navy Personnel Command's Center for Career
Development (CCD). Information and hands-on tools are available to assist you with your career planning and
2010 This site contains content relevant to activeCareer Wise family members. On the left-hand side
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you will find links to StayNAVY's various career resources. For personalized career information select the Career Tools link.
Transitioning & Must have Tools: NPC & NKO
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16. TURBOTAP: One Source for 18. Fleet & Family Support
www.TurboTAP.org The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP)
Visit for 24/7 access to helpful pre-separation and transition provides unified, customer-focused,
guides, employment, education, relocation and benefits consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and
checklists and more. Establish your TurboTAP life-long account services to support sustained mission and Navy
today so you can access your online personalized transition
readiness. Here you get information on
assistance planning tool and receive update alerts when
support programs and benefits change. Sponsorship, TAP Class, Spouse assistance,
relocation & other family assistance.
Your Only Two EVERDAY Career Tools ONLINE, Make it a Habit:
19. BUPERS: Your Connection to Your Detailers
The Navy Personnel Command Website. Your Official Navy Career Website where you can find most of the
links or websites mentioned: Career Tool Box, Perform to Serve, Rating Managers, Officer Programs,
Advancement Boards and official Navy Directives. This is the AUTHORITY of all.
20. NKO: Navy Knowledge Online
The official one stop portal where you can access CMS-ID, BOL, e-Learning and other career enhancing
tools that will set you up for success. Make this your regular website.
More Transitioning Resources to all Separating Personnel
ACCESS TO DD-214. Your Key Document to get your Veteran Benefits (Upon Discharge).
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain
access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes.
NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of
documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members
may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a
need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online
Visit the Navy League Hiring Center, a centralized online location to post your resume for employers specifically seeking
your skills. Thanks to the Navy League of the United States, all of the forms within the TAP Workshop participant manual
have gone digital via the internet. No more pencil and paper, now just enter your valuable career information here and
use it everywhere. Visit: http://www.navyleague.info
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Book Summary #9
Courage to be Rich by Suze Orman
Chapter 1. The Courage To Look Within
The way we think and feel about money can affect how much we have, some thought patterns can be
internal obstacles. Fear of investment, shame of having debts, and anger at not having what we want are
common toxic emotions people have with money. We are not getting rich by feeling afraid, ashamed or
angry. Forgive the past & present. Replace thoughts of powerlessness to thoughts of “I can”.
Chapter 2. The Courage To Have More & Be More
Thoughts of ‘I can’t’ are thoughts of poverty. Such thoughts of defeat, if not corrected, can pass down for
generations. Think of thoughts as actors in our mind, we are the director, we are the one in control of
where they’ll be and when they speak. We must use words of abundance, wealth and bounty. Words of
poverty: I can’t, I’ll never, I don’t know how, I wish I had. Words of power: I can, I always, I am learning
how, I will have
Chapter 3. The Courage to Make Room for More Money
Unopened bills, statements are financial clutters. Bank & credit card statements that you don’t
understand are costing us and blocking us.
Chapter 4. The Courage to Value Money
Law of money: People First. Then Money. Then Things. Careless spending on luxury designer items, and
items that are seldom used could turn into substantial savings.
Chapter 5. Defining Value & Worth
Our self worth must rise along with our net worth. Law of money: When you undervalue what you do, the
world will undervalue who you are. Ask more of yourself and of others. We should not feel guilty about
wanting more money, the same way we shouldn’t feel guilty for loving our family.
Chapter 6. The Courage to Face The Unknown
When we are in credit card debt, our self worth are in a kind of free fall. Having excessive credit card debt
often means that we are living a lie, owning things we can’t afford and being dishonest about our future.
Overspending to satisfy desire for traveling, eating out and entertainment are the most dishonorable kind
of debt. We can get free credit report within 30 days if we have been denied credit. It is recommended that
we review this report regularly to check for incorrect and out of date information. Apply for reinvestigation
if needed. http://www.equifax.com/ http://www.experian.com http://www.tuc.com Remember you are
more than your negative balance. The less self esteem we have, the more debt we have. Face your credit
card debt problem by telling others about it. We must pay more than minimum.
Chapter 7. Rich Thoughts
Rich thoughts about children: Be forthright about money to children, the sooner we have a saving or
investment plan that pays for college, the less anxious we and our children are.
Rich thoughts about cars: Buy a reliable model, pay it off in 5 years, and own it for 8-10 years.
Rich thoughts about taxes: Learn to use tax software or hire a tax preparer.
Rich thoughts about tomorrow, today: Scaling back on luxuries can free up a lot of money to save.
Chapter 8. The Courage to Open Your Heart, The Courage to Open Your Hands
Couples need to assess how compatible they are in terms of: Investment style: Aggressive or conservative?
Bills: Who will pay what? Prenuptial agreement: Do you want one? Child rearing: Private schools or public
schools? Any past issues such as debts? We are, in most cases, not liable for debts incurred by our
spouses before marriage. But we are liable for debts incurred after our marriage even if it’s only in our
spouse’s name. Even when your spouse, or ex-spouse files for bankruptcy, you may still be liable.
Chapter 9. The Business of Love
Do the unconventional: Plan for what-ifs while you are still totally in love. Draw up prenuptial agreements
or cohabitation / property agreement. Even we may not have assets right now, we may one day have
assets that’s why we need an agreement.
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Navy Reading Book Summary #10
Leadership by Rudy Giuliani
Everyone's Accountable, All the Time
Giuliani had a two-word sign on his desk, which said simply: I'M RESPONSIBLE. He argues that leaders need to accept the
blame if things go wrong - and expect similar standards all the way down the chain. In the book, the former mayor
discusses at length the accountability systems he put in place to focus the minds of police and bureaucrats on crime. He
describes the importance of ensuring that staff members bought into their new responsibilities. Staff who were not willing
to accept their new responsibilities suffered clear consequences: "Anyone above the rank of captain could be
demoted: not only a knock to morale, but to the pension". Giuliani was prepared to use tough tactics to get what he
wanted from staff: "A (non-performing) police officer who lived in Westchester might find himself stationed in Staten
Under promise and Over deliver
"A leader must manage not only results but expectations.“ Giuliani argues that a key way to manage expectations is to
"avoid mentioning what you've done until you've actually accomplished something". Press releases trumpeting Initiative
X are a sign of weakness if Initiative X doesn't actually have any runs on the board. Such statements create little real PR
value and can have serious negative consequences if they are not delivered upon. Market credibility and staff morale
are just two areas that can take a hit if grand initiatives are announced but not executed. For Giuliani, the answer is
simple: announce initiatives once you know they are working. Under promising is also highly effective in focusing the
internal team. Giuliani uses the example of the annual budgeting process in New York. He would generally project that
revenues in the coming year would fall by 1-2%. The strategy allowed Giuliani to "forcefully argue against unnecessary
expenditures and maintain a frugal culture, even during flush times." And if revenues were stronger than expected, the
City held onto a handy surplus.
Develop and Communicate Strong Beliefs
Giuliani hits on one of the greatest sources of leadership power: belief. Most people, he argues, do not develop strong
beliefs during their working life. Constrained by the day-to-day realities of office politics, pragmatism and fear, people do
things "because that's the way they're done", not because that is the way they should be done. Giuliani asserts that
"those who look to you for answers … have a right to know how you see the world.“ It is an observation that accords with
common sense. If we think of the inspirational leaders we have known and worked with, they are generally people who
know what they believe in. One of the few characteristics common to all leaders is that they have firm views and stick to
them: they do not flap in the breeze, moving with the current fashion. It is hard to be lead someone if you do not know
where you are leading them to.
Organize Around a Purpose
This is one of the most interesting ideas in the book, and a theme which runs throughout its 400 pages. It is worth
discussing in some detail. Giuliani argues that most organizations are structured in such a way that they do not actually
focus on a valid purpose. He argues that most organizations start off well, but over time lose focus on their real reason for
existence. An example he gives in the book is the New York Education Department. Like most public sector education
systems, the Teachers' Unions exercised an extremely large amount of power. Decisions about the allocation of funding,
where to open certain schools, how to promote teachers, and so on, were made based on bureaucratic convenience
and the views of the unions. The underlying purpose for which the Department was supposed to exist - educating
children - was not at the centre of the decision making process.
Giuliani devotes an entire chapter of the book to the importance of attending funerals and other difficult events in the
lives of staff and colleagues. His argument is that "funerals are difficult. That's why one's needed, and why it means more
when one shows up. When the chips are down - when someone you care about is struggling for answers or burying a
loved one - that's when the measure of a leader is taken.“ A little corny, perhaps, but true. In difficult situations, weak
links break. In all of our business experiences, there are people we know will be around when times are difficult. There
are just as many - and probably more - who we know won't contribute in these times. Implicitly, we ascribe a greater
value to people who are there at difficult times. We know that there is something to them, that they are made of
substance. We will be much more likely to follow their advice than someone who goes missing when it counts.
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Reflect, Then Decide
Giuliani makes an interesting point about decision making: don't rush. Faced with any important decision, I always envision how
each alternative will play out before I make it. During this process, I'm not afraid to change my mind a few times. Many are
tempted to decide an issue simply to end the discomfort of indecision. However, the longer you have to make a decision, the more
mature and well reasoned that decision should be. “ Simple enough advice. But think about its implications if carried out properly.
The point that many people are tempted to simply close off discussion on an issue is a key observation. How often have you
chaired a meeting and made a decision on a matter simply to move things along? If employee X is saying the number is 10 and
employee Y is saying it is 20, the temptation is always to call it 15 and move on to the next issue. If you could review all of those
decisions over the years, how would the outcomes compare to more considered decisions? And what has really been gained by the
quick call? Perhaps an odd awkward silence or two has been avoided, but that's all.
Leadership is an elusive quality that marks the difference between good managers and great business builders. As we noted above,
it is hard to define, and neat descriptions should be treated with skepticism. We are particularly impressed with Rudy Giuliani's
book on the topic because of its practicality, its broad application, and its common sense. In this brief summary we have tried to
tease out some the book's key ideas. We highly commend Leadership to any senior manager looking to build upon their skills in
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