A Recap of CNP's World-Wide All Hands Call
The Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo answered Sailors' questions from around the world during an All Hands Call. Here are some of the highlights.
What steps if any is the Navy going to take to limit PCS moves throughout a Sailor's career?
Our interest is to try to spend as little money as possible in PCS accounts so we can afford to do other things. So moving you less is a good thing, but whatever we are lacking in the Navy in some respects, depending what rate you are and what area you live in, is the sea-shore opportunities that allow to you stay in an area. So we're certainly biased towards fewer moves than more moves but we have to open up opportunities both sea and shore at the major concentration areas to a large degree. In the last two years we added a lot of billets back into those shore opportunities where we would call it operational readiness. Units like ATGs that we took man power away years ago and found outed. That was not good to do, so we brought back a lot of those billets and filled those up. The more we do that we will be able to give the Sailors the opportunity to stay in one location and not PCS as much as in the last five or 10 years.