Navy Seeks Sailor Participation in 5 Vector Model Test

Story Number: NNS031224-01Release Date: 12/24/2003 8:28:00 AM
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From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy is soliciting feedback on a test of the 5 Vector Model (5VM), which will soon become the primary career management tool for all Sailors.

In a recent message to the fleet (NAVADMIN 307/03), Vice Adm. Alfred G. Harms Jr., director of Naval Education and Training, announced the BETA test, a second in a series to prepare the 5VM for introduction to the fleet. The BETA test includes additional enlisted ratings not previously tested, including those from aviation, surface engineering, cryptologic technician and construction career fields.

Harms projects having all ratings included on the 5VM by March or early April 2004.

"The 5 Vector Model will eventually be a key part of every Sailor's career tool box," said Harms. "It will play a critical role in professional and personal growth and development, the distribution process, learning opportunities and delivery of knowledge, and improved fleet readiness."

When fully functional, the 5VM will help Sailors determine their professional status, pinpoint career milestones, and identify the skill requirements they need for specific jobs in the fleet. They will also be able to review and compare their career path with alternative routes, view their electronic training jacket, and enroll in online courses.

Sailors can now access a demonstration and tutorial for the 5VM via the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) website at Those in ratings that are part of the BETA test can also provide feedback through NKO.

"Constructive Sailor feedback is vital to this process," said Harms. "Input from the fleet will enable us to work out any system bugs, enhance usability and make necessary upgrades."

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