Suicide Awareness, Code of Conduct and Other Training Available on NKO

Story Number: NNS090211-09Release Date: 2/11/2009 2:39:00 PM
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By Susan Lawson, Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- A wide variety of topics are included in the new list of general military training (GMT) announced via NAVADMIN message Jan. 30.

Topics this year include code of conduct, suicide awareness, law of war and stress management training The curriculum materials for the first six GMT topics have been distributed to commands and are also posted on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). Seven additional topics will be delivered to commands in March and will also be available for download on NKO.

"The effectiveness of this training will be enhanced by the presence and participation of officers and chief petty officers, who can mentor their fellow shipmates by passing on knowledge of the Navy's Core Values through the four main GMT subject areas," said Cmdr. George Michaels, training director for the Center for Personal and Professional Development. The development command oversees curriculum updates and manages the development and distribution of GMT materials for command use throughout the fleet.

GMT is non-occupational general training, taught at the command level, and is required periodically for all Navy uniformed personnel.

Topics are values-based, emphasizing commitment to integrity and effective decision making. Each of the 2009 topics falls under one of the four subject areas: Navy heritage, hersonal growth and professional relationships, managing risk, and wellness.

The 2009 topics include: code of conduct, introduction to stress management, combating trafficking in persons awareness training, introduction to anger management, sexual health - unplanned pregnancy prevention, equal opportunity - religious accommodations, introduction to the Navy's hazing policy, introduction to time-critical risk management, law of war, domestic violence, personal financial management - surviving the holidays, alcohol awareness - enabling alcohol misuse, and introduction to stress response continuum and suicide awareness.

Web-based lessons are available through Navy e-Learning located on NKO. Once training is completed, it is automatically recorded in Fleet Training Management & Planning System (FLTMPS) and reflected in the Sailor's electronic training jacket. Commands can also download the GMT topics from NKO and deliver them locally. Commands using this delivery method will have to ensure course completion for their Sailors is recorded in FLTMPS by their command training officer.

For more information read NAVADMIN 033/09, or visit and select the Personal Development link. Information on 2009 topics can be found on the GMT page.

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