Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet with Norfolk-based Sailors

Story Number: NNS120806-01Release Date: 8/6/2012 12:24:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Representatives from Navy Personnel Command's fleet engagement team will be in Norfolk, Aug. 13-16 to meet with Sailors and discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet.

"The visit is intended to ensure command leadership teams understand current manpower programs as well as promote the professional and personal development of our Sailors," said Capt. Steve Holmes, Bureau of Naval Personnel, director, community management branch. "These visits are also an excellent opportunity to get feedback directly from the fleet."

The team will discuss recently announced initiatives like Limited Directed Detailing, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Early Return to Sea, as well as Voluntary Sea Duty Program, all designed to ensure high-priority billets at sea are manned.

Additional briefs will focus on Navy force management initiatives including Fleet Ride Perform-to-Serve (FR-PTS), enlisted and officer community health and recent changes to Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) the web-based program enlisted Sailors use to review and apply for permanent change of station (PCS) orders.

The changes to CMS/ID are part of the Navy's coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-priority Fleet billets. Detailers will fill all advertised billets each cycle so it is important that Sailors understand how this may impact them.

The team will conduct briefs at Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 13 and 14; Naval Air Station Oceana, Aug. 15; and on board USS Bataan (LHD 5), Aug. 16. Sailors should contact their command career counselor for times and locations.

"The briefs are designed to provide information needed to make informed career decision. They target leadership and Sailors to give each the information needed in the current operating environment," said Holmes.

Spouses are also encouraged to attend. The team will meet with Sailors in Pensacola, Fla. later this month.

For more information, contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (827-5672) or via e-mail at

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Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) man the rails as the ship departs homeport for a scheduled deployment.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
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