Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Richard A. Miller
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran met with Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors during an all hands call on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, July 14.
Moran discussed a variety of topics, including family support, General Military Training (GMT) and changes to the promotion and advancement process.
“What you see in terms of policy changes is leadership working to empower COs, pushing decision making to lowest possible level,” Moran said. “For example, the Command Advancement Program shifting to the Meritorious
Advancement Program is just that, giving more authority to local commanders to make the call on what Sailors deserve to be promoted based on performance.”
Moran addressed the reduction in annual GMT requirements.
“We have thrown out all GMT that’s under the view of the Secretary of the Navy, it’s gone,” said Moran. “However, we’re still required to do some GMT as directed by the Secretary of Defense or Congress.” Detailed information
on the new training policy is available on the Navy GMT page at https://www.nko.navy.mil.
Moving beyond training, CNP discussed plans to focus on family-centered initiatives, like expanded child care opportunities and updated colocation policies for dual military families.
“At the end of the day, many of the changes to policy we are pushing through are about improved quality of life and quality of service for you and your families,” Moran said.
CNP concluded his remarks by recognizing Naval Special Warfare and the critical capability they provide our Navy and joint force.
“You are our most flexible force in responding quickly to things that flare up or events that could surprise us,” Moran said. “Your expertise is central to our Navy”s ability to respond to crisis, to defeat the enemy far away
from America, long before they threatens our loved ones back home.”
As the Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Moran is responsible for all recruiting, training and detailing policies. He and his staff ensure Navy has the right number of Sailors with the needed skill sets to carry out operations across the Fleet.