CNRMC Completed First Workforce Development Training for FDRMC Detachment Bahrain

Story Number: NNS160808-10Release Date: 8/8/2016 10:39:00 AM
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By Susan Lawson, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) concluded its first Workforce Development (WFD) training event for Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Aug. 3.

The training for FDRMC Detachment Bahrain was conducted from July 10 through Aug. 3, and included the Project Manager/Contract Specialist/Port Engineer Course, the Shipbuilding Specialist Phase I & II Course, and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Standard Items Course.

"We provide a series of standardized WFD training courses to each of the Navy's Regional Maintenance Centers (RMCs) throughout the year to ensure consistency in the application of the governing maintenance directives, the quality of job performance by maintenance professionals, and to provide a baseline level of knowledge for project team members across all of the RMCs," said CNRMC's Workforce Development Program Manager Rick Simmons.

According to Simmons, a total of 25 personnel were trained -- including three project managers, four marine surveyors and 10 shipbuilding specialists from FDRMC, as well as seven port engineers and one combat system port engineers from both U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet.

"By standardizing each area, we have enabled the RMCs to balance their capabilities and increase cross-command responsiveness and ad-hoc assistance," said CNRMC Rear Adm. Jim Downey. "Through standardization, RMCs are able to share resources through personnel loans and borrows, when port-loading requirements dictate. It also supports our RMC employees by providing them with a defined career path through uniform training and qualification requirements."

FDRMC Detachment Bahrain provides intermediate- and depot-level maintenance for 10 homeported coastal patrol ships and four mine countermeasures ships. The detachment also provides Voyage Repair planning, execution and oversight for ships operating in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

FDRMC is headquartered in Naples, Italy with detachments in Manama, Bahrain and Rota, Spain.

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Navy Diver 3rd Class Mitchell Ptazek, from Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), enters the water.
160601-N-XY744-124 BAHRAIN (June1, 2016) Navy Diver 3rd Class Mitchell Ptazek, from Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), enters the water. MARMC provides engineering and technical services in support of fleet readiness for all ships, submarines and aircraft carriers. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Hogman/Released)
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