Wednesday, February 04, 2009

GMT; 77% scupper-trout

R 301512Z JAN 09
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
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UNCLAS //N01500//
NAVADMIN 033/09
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//
SUBJ/FY-09 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING (GMT)//
REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 1500.22F/29DEC2006// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST
1500.22F, GMT POLICY AND PROCEDURES.//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE FY-09 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING (GMT) REQUIREMENTS. THE CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED TO BOOST THE READINESS OF ALL SAILORS TO WIN IN COMBAT, AT SEA, ASHORE AND IN LIFE. TO FACILITATE THE ADMINISTRATION OF GMT, UNITS WILL RECEIVE STANDARDIZED TRAINING MATERIALS (FACILITATOR GUIDES, FLASH PRESENTATIONS AND VIDEOS). FACILITATOR GUIDES AND FLASH PRESENTATIONS CAN ALSO BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) WEBSITE AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL, CENTER FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GMT PAGE. GMT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NAVY MILITARY PERSONNEL. EFFECTIVENESS OF GMT IS ENHANCED BY THE PRESENCE AND PARTICIPATION OF OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. AN APPROPRIATE SENIOR MEMBER SHOULD FACILITATE EACH TOPIC.
2. GMT TOPICS FALL UNDER 1 OF 4 SUBJECT AREAS: NAVY HERITAGE (NH), PERSONAL GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (PGPR), MANAGING RISK (MR) AND WELLNESS (W). ALL TOPICS ARE VALUE-BASED, EMPHASIZING COMMITMENT TO DOING THE RIGHT THING. THE FOLLOWING 13 TOPICS ARE THE FY-09 GMT ALL HANDS REQUIREMENTS:
A. CODE OF CONDUCT - LEVEL A (PGPR)
B. PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS FINANCIALLY (PGPR)
C. INTRODUCTION TO STRESS MANAGEMENT (W)
D. INTRODUCTION TO ANGER MANAGEMENT (W)
E. INTRODUCTION TO THE NAVY'S HAZING POLICY (PGPR)
F. INTRODUCTION TO THE STRESS RESPONSE CONTINUUM AND SUICIDE AWARENESS (W)
G. SEXUAL HEALTH - UNPLANNED PREGNANCY PREVENTION (W)
H. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION (PGPR)
I. OPERATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT (MR)
J. LAW OF WAR (MR)
K. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (MR)
L. ALCOHOL AWARENESS - ENABLING ALCOHOL MISUSE (MR)
M. TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS BASIC AWARENESS TRAINING (MR)
3. THE FIRST SIX TOPIC CURRICULUM MATERIALS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL COMMANDS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2008. THE MATERIALS FOR THE REMAINING TOPICS WILL BE DELIVERED BY LATE MARCH 2009.
4. ALL GMT CURRICULUM PACKAGES ARE SENT TO THE OFFICIAL COMMAND ADDRESS (ATTN: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER) WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM MATERIALS TO THE APPROPRIATE TRAINING OFFICER OR GMT COORDINATOR.
5. LESSONS CAN BE FOUND ON-LINE THROUGH NKO NAVY E-LEARNING (NEL). TESTS ARE IN THE NEL LESSONS AND PROVIDE SAILORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SATISFY NAVY-WIDE GMT REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIVING THE FY-09 TOPIC LESSONS OUTSIDE THE FORMAL COMMAND/CLASSROOM SETTING. THE TESTS MAY BE TAKEN BEFORE OR AFTER ATTEMPTING A LESSON. IF THE SAILOR ACHIEVES AT
LEAST AN 80 PERCENT ON A PARTICULAR GMT TOPIC, THE INDIVIDUAL CAN PRINT OUT THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE FOR THAT TOPIC. THE CERTIFICATE CAN THEN BE PRESENTED TO THE COMMAND TRAINING OFFICER OR GMT COORDINATOR TO BE RECORDED AS PROOF OF FULFILLING THE GMT TOPIC REQUIREMENT. AT THE DISCRETION OF EACH COMMAND, THE SAILOR CAN BE EXEMPTED FROM ATTENDING THE FORMAL COMMAND TRAINING FOR THAT TOPIC.
6. POINT OF CONTACT: MR. xxxxx, GMT PROGRAM MANAGER (CPPD/3474B/DAM NECK VA) AT (757) 492-xxxx/DSN 492, EMAIL AT xxxxx(AT)NAVY.MIL. OR xxxx(AT)NAVY.MIL.
7. RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//
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Requirements are good, as are inspections. They advertise a leader's and an organization's priorities and what they consider of the most importance to success. They also tell you what your organization thinks is worth the investment of an exorbitant amount of time, money, and credibility - often that parallels the issues the leaders spend most of their time on.

We are a nation at war. Code of Conduct; ORM; Law of War; - makes sense.

Are, "managing your finances during the holidays; not getting too stressed; not getting too angry; don't be an insecure a55; don't kill yourself; no-glove-no-love; don't be a bigot; don't beat your wife; handle your alcohol; don't support slavery" - important topics? Sure. General - Military - Training for a nation in the middle of a Generational War? I think the argument might be that these lifestyle subjects should be rolled into an NR&R-like PPT from h3ll.

3 out of 13 is 23%. Should a Navy at War - if it considers itself at war - only have 23% of its General Military Training on war related subjects? A "GMT subjects have always ...." response is no excuse.

Hat tip M.

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