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SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2021 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS//
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NARR/REF A IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1322.21, COMMON MILITARY TRAINING.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 161/16, U.S. NAVY FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces General Military Training (GMT) requirements
for fiscal year (FY) 2021. In line with reference (a), the Navy has
minimized the number of mandatory GMT training topics to empower commanders
to decide what training their personnel should receive and how often they
should receive it. Commanding Officers (CO) should review the Command
Discretion GMT list to determine the frequency and method of additional
training appropriate for their command.
2. FY-21 Mandatory GMT Requirements
a. Mandatory GMT must be completed by all military personnel in the
b. The following Mandatory GMT is required to be completed in
(1) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Awareness.
(2) Cyber Awareness Challenge.
(3) Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting.
(4) Records Management.
(5) Suicide Prevention.
c. Personnel with less than 3 years of time-in-service must also
complete Antiterrorism Level 1 training annually. For personnel with greater
than 3 years of time-in-service, Antiterrorism Level 1 is now a triennial
requirement and will be mandated for all hands in FY-22.
d. Commands may elect to complete Cyber Awareness Challenge training
using instructor-led and/or computer-based methods.
e. Privacy Act training is required biennially and will be mandated for
all hands in FY-22.
f. Combating Trafficking in Persons training is required within
1 year of initial entry of service.
g. The recommended method of delivery for SAPR and Suicide Prevention
annual training is via face-to-face, small group facilitated discussions.
While this remains the most effective lesson delivery method, this NAVADMIN
authorizes COs to adapt or modify FY-21 SAPR and Suicide Prevention GMT
delivery methods consistent with coronavirus mitigation procedures and
operational commitments to meet these training requirements. If in-person,
face-to-face delivery is not feasible, the preferred alternative is
facilitated small group training via teleconference, Defense Collaboration
Services or Commercial Virtual Remote Microsoft Teams.
SAPR and Suicide Prevention training is not authorized with non- Department
of Defense (DOD) approved collaborative technology (e.g.
Facebook, Zoom, etc.). During this pandemic environment, facilitated small
group training using approved video conferencing technology is considered
*face-to-face,* fully meeting training requirements. Senior Commanders have
the authority to issue guidance that is more restrictive to their subordinate
3. FY-21 Command Discretion GMT
a. Command Discretion GMT is not required at any specified periodicity,
but may have situational requirements (i.e. initial entry, pre-deployment,
career milestones, etc.). COs should train their personnel at a time and
place that best meets their command and mission needs.
b. COs may assign the following topics at their discretion:
(1) Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Awareness.
(2) Combating Trafficking in Persons.
(3) Domestic Violence Prevention and Reporting.
(4) Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare.
(5) Energy Policy.
(6) Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Resolution Options.
(7) Hazing Policy and Prevention.
(8) Operational Risk Management.
(9) Operations Security.
(10) Personal Financial Management.
(11) Sexual Health and Responsibility.
(12) Stress Management.
(13) Traumatic Brain Injury.
(14) Privacy Act.
(15) Antiterrorism Level 1.
(16) Tactical Combat Casualty Care All Service Member/ Tier 1.
c. Financial Management training does not have a mandatory periodicity,
but it is required at career touchpoints in line with reference (b).
4. Additional Information
a. Detailed requirements for each topic are listed on the GMT webpage
and should be reviewed thoroughly by commands prior to assigning training.
The webpage provides topic-specific information such as:
(1) Instructor and documentation requirements.
(2) Training in combined military-civilian sessions.
(3) Links to instructor guides and other training products.
b. The GMT webpage can be found on the MyNavy Portal at
c. Current SAPR and Suicide Prevention training materials are not
designed for individual/self-study training and using methods other than
facilitated, small group sessions will be challenging.
Feedback, lessons learned or recommendations for more effective training
delivery is encouraged. Please provide your recommendations or refer any
questions to the following points of
(1) SAPR training: Ms. Andrea Verdino, N17,
(2) Suicide Prevention training: Ms. Ruth Cassidy, N17,
(3) Training policy: CDR Benjamin Amdur, N13M7,
d. All SAPR training materials are For Official Use Only. SAPR training
material shall not be loaded onto publically accessible websites (e.g.
YouTube, Facebook, etc.). Additionally, the following disclaimer should be
added at the beginning of each SAPR training session that is not conducted in
person: *We understand that participating in SAPR training can be difficult.
If you need advocacy support at any time, please contact the on-call SARC/VA
at [please insert contact information for the local Sexual Assault Response
Center or Victims Advocate] or the DOD Safe helpline at www.safehelpline.org
5. GMT questions or feedback should be sent via e-mail to
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September
2021, whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//