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5 Things You Need to Know:

Sailor 2025

The Navy is ever changing, from command leadership to new NAVADMINs and new programs that are launched to improve not just the fleet, but individual Sailors. One such program is Sailor 2025.

Designed to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems, Sailor 2025 will help leaders effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, empower, and retain the naval force of tomorrow.

Sailor 2025 is built on a framework of three pillars: a modern personnel system; a career learning continuum called Ready, Relevant Learning; and career readiness.

Here are five things the Navy wants you to know about Sailor 2025:

1. The Personnel System Modernization (PSM) is aimed at empowering commanding officers and developing flexible policies. It will also provide better tools that Sailors and their leaders can use to recruit and retain the very best talent.

2. Current PSM initiatives include the Fleet Scholar Education Program (FSEP), Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) and SECNAV Tours with Industry (SNTWI). These programs will provide enlisted Sailors and officers with more opportunities. Future initiatives include revamping pay and personnel systems; shifting to tailored, NEC-based advancement exams coincident with the rating modernization effort; overhauling the performance evaluation system; and implementing the "Detailing Marketplace" fleet-wide, which will allow Sailors to negotiate job assignments directly with gaining commands.

3. Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) will provide the right training at the right time in the right way for Sailors. As part of Sailor 2025, the Navy is developing a learning continuum delivered by modern methods, enabling faster learning and better knowledge retention throughout a Sailor's career. Instead of a conveyer-belt-training model, this modern, more efficient and tailored method will ensure Sailors are ready to perform on day one at their new units.

4. Current and future initiatives of RRL are adopting and introducing improved and proven training techniques to the fleet, replacing one-and-done classroom training events with more effective training methods, increasing access to training for Sailors outside the classroom and leveraging cloud-hosted training. This will match the speed of training updates to the pace of technological change in the fleet.

5. The Navy wants to enhance Sailors' career readiness (CR) by better developing leaders and building a team that will influence a Sailor's decision to stay Navy. Some of the current initiatives will create not only a leader development framework, but also a Navy civilian framework to provide our civilian counterparts with the same career management opportunities as uniformed Sailors. CR will build teams that use the diversity of Sailors' backgrounds, experiences and skillsets to build improved warfighters. CR also includes expanding child development center hours to better accommodate Sailors' work schedules, expanding maternity leave, revamping the Career Intermission Program, improving the PFA program and much more.

The fleet of the future is here and the Navy's goal is to strengthen our Sailors mentally and physically, and help them achieve their goals to become the best warfighters possible.

If you would like to know more about the programs and initiatives of the Sailor 2025 program, click here.