CSS Looking for Subject Matter Experts


Story Number: NNS130723-13Release Date: 7/23/2013 11:11:00 AM
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By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (AW/SW) Shawn D. Graham, Center for Service Support Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Center for Service Support (CSS) announced they are actively looking for high-quality senior Sailors to enhance its already dynamic team July 23.

CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the Fleet's warfighting mission.

More than 300 staff and faculty work hand-in-hand with the Fleet and are dedicated to ensure training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.

During a three-year tour, a subject matter expert (SME) would attend the Navy Instructor Training Course, granting them the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 9502, work closely with learning sites, compile questions for rating advancement exams and also have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Master Training Specialist (MTS) qualification.

Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Reinaldo Rosado said that a SME's influence doesn't just extend to the Sailors, but to the commands they serve in, all over the globe.

"Sailors we train often serve in diverse assignments," said Rosado. "Many of our former students have served everywhere from the front lines of Afghanistan to the decks of our carriers. They report to their commands trained and ready to go to work immediately."

Capt. Mark S. Murphy, CSS' commanding officer said the command's expectations and goals are high but very obtainable.

"Work hard: be brilliant on the basics and take care of our people", said Murphy. "Work, study and learn at the job you've been given. Be ready when opportunity knocks. Work smart: mission first, safety always. Push decision making to the lowest level. Communicate up and down the chain. Have fun: Keep a balance, keep a sense of humor and test your ideas. We want the best to train the Navy's future."

CSS was established Feb. 7, 2003, in response to Naval Education and Training's (NETC) initiative to address challenges in Fleet training and to improve Sailors' professional development products and processes. In streamlining the business of delivering training, NETC charged 15 learning centers like CSS with specific areas of naval training. NETC organized the centers around their functional areas and appropriately aligned schools and respective training sites to each center.

Sailors who are eligible for shore duty and in their transfer window are encouraged to contact their command career counselors and detailers.

For available billet opportunities, visit https://www.cmsid.navy.mil/.

For more news from Center for Service Support, visit www.navy.mil/local/css/.

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