This year’s theme for the symposium was based on the Chief of Naval Operations’ latest strategy and call to action for the Navy, “Get Real, Get Better.”
“As you know, the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, released his new strategy ‘Get Real, Get Better,’ which is about scaling Navy-proven leadership behaviors and problem-solving skills broadly across the Navy to achieve consistently strong performance—thus closing the gap between our best and worst performers,” said Mr. Timothy Bridges, CNIC’s executive director. “In keeping with the theme of this week’s symposium, I am asking for all of us to Get Real, Get Better, and Get it Done.”
This year’s symposium also marks the first time region and headquarters OIG teams were able to assemble in person since the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout COVID-19, meetings were held via MS Teams as mandated by health protection conditions and regional restrictions of movement.
CNIC’s OIG team’s mission is to promote efficiency and effectiveness while detecting and deterring fraud, waste, abuse & mismanagement for programs that service the fleet, fighter and family, stated Mr. Michael Pope, CNIC Inspector General.
During the symposium, CNIC’s OIG team received policy updates, report insights and guidance on focus group methodologies from the Office of the Naval Inspector General staff: Ms. Cheryl Miller, Chief of Staff; Capt. Dan Valascho; Lt. Cmdr. Tara Smallridge; Ms. Terrie Riley; and Ms. Tracy Cobert.
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Attendees of the symposium also discussed: abuse of authority, military pay issues, military whistleblower reprisal, command climate and family advocacy program related topics.
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