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Training and Education

FY-15's General Military Training Schedule

Five things you need to know about this year's requirements

1. Navy is giving command triads greater flexibility and more say in how their individual commands deliver GMT topics. The outcome of this coordination was the consolidation of several training topics into fewer lessons and eliminating anger management as a topic altogether.

2. Command leaders will have the option of what subjects to deliver that satisfy the personal financial management (PFM) GMT requirement. Examples of PFM topics include car buying strategies, credit management, home buying, and financial planning for deployment.

3. The NAVADMIN 202/14 lists required training for FY-15, provides updated guidance for unit commanders regarding which lessons must be delivered face to face, and gives discretion on how some lessons are delivered to Sailors in their commands.

4. All the required lessons are listed on the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) GMT page along with the standardized training materials. Content is also available on Navy eLearning for certain topics that aren't required to be delivered in face to face sessions.

5. GMT topics are divided into two categories.

Category one training must be conducted as face to face sessions led by facilitators at the command level. Commands are directed to use senior leadership, such as chief petty officers and command training team members, to deliver this category of training. FY-15 training topics in category one include Equal Opportunity; Hazing Policy and Prevention; Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Awareness; and Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

The topics listed on the NKO GMT page not identified as category one are considered category two. The delivery method for category two lessons is at the discretion of unit commanders. Several, but not all, category two lessons are available as web based training and can also be delivered in face to face sessions.

Sailors with feedback should submit it to the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) via email at gmt.distribution@navy.mil. For more information about the CPPD, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/.