Chief of Naval Personnel Story Archive


Navy Increases Spouse Licensure and Certification Reimbursement Policy - What You Need to Know  (18 February 2020)
The Navy raised the reimbursement level from $500 to $1,000 for spouses re-credentialing after a PCS move to a new state.
Why the Navy needs a "Culture of Excellence"   (7 February 2020)
The Navy is "all ahead full" in efforts to flip service culture from one of reaction and compliance to a more proactive "Culture of Excellence."
Every Sailor is a Recruiter: Navy Programs Return Sailors to Hometowns to Assist Recruiting Efforts   (3 February 2020)
The Navy released a reminder regarding the Hometown Area Recruiting Program (HARP), Officer Hometown Area Recruiting Program (OHARP), Blue Jacket Hometown Area Recruiting Program (BJHARP), and Senior Minority Assistance to Recruiting program (SEMINAR) in NAVADMIN 027/20, Feb. 3.
MyNavy HR Recognizes Enterprise Support's Sailor of the Year  (30 January 2020)
A 15-year first-class petty officer assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy was named the MyNavy HR 2019 Enterprise Support Sailor of the Year in a Jan. 28 ceremony at Naval Support Facility Arlington.
CNP Talks HR Transformation at Surface Navy Association  (17 January 2020)
Sporting a newly-approved surface warfare officer (SWO) leather jacket, Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, the Navy's top uniformed personnel officer, gave an HR perspective to the Surface Navy Association's 32nd annual symposium in Arlington, Va., this past week.
Navy's Human Resources Community Recognizes Junior Officer of the Year   (13 January 2020)
The Chief of Naval Personnel announced the Fiscal Year 2019 Human Resources community Junior Officer of the Year. Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne L. Hopkins is the recipient for the fiscal year 2019 award.
Navy Accepting Nominations for Leadership Awards   (13 January 2020)
The Navy is accepting nominations for the 2020 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards, as announced Dec. 18, 2019, in NAVADMIN 296/19.
16-year-mark Cap Removed from GI-Bill Transferability Policy   (10 January 2020)
Sailors who are serving beyond 16 years and meet service-commitment eligibility criteria now retain the option to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents as outlined in NAVADMIN 006/20 announced Jan. 10.
MyNavy HR Announces MAP will Remain at 20% of Total Advancement Opportunity in 2020  (9 January 2020)
Top-performing junior Sailors will continue to have the opportunity to be promoted to the next rank under the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP), as outlined in NAVADMIN 005/20.
Navy Announces Institution of Surface Warfare Officer Leather Jacket   (9 January 2020)
Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualified officers can now stand bridge watches in a soon-to-be issued leather jacket per NAVADMIN 004/20 released Jan. 9.
Navy Smashes FY19 Retention Benchmarks, Guns for Even Higher Retention for FY20  (8 January 2020)
The Navy exceeded retention benchmarks for Fiscal Year 2019, reflecting Sailors' desires to remain in service despite a strong national economy, according to data released Jan. 8.
Nominees Sought for Spirit of Hope and Fisher Awards   (6 January 2020)
The Navy is seeking nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Hope (SOH) Award and the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award (Department of Defense recipient), as outlined in NAVADMIN 295/19, released Dec. 18.
U.S. Navy Outlines Impacts and Mitigations Following International Immigration Office Closures Announcement   (12 December 2019)
The Navy outlined citizen support services will continue even as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) closes overseas field offices in NAVADMIN 290/19, Dec. 12.
Navy Announces Merger of Combat Systems Designators to Streamline Accessions  (9 December 2019)
The Navy announced the merger of limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer (CWO) Surface Ordnance designators into the Surface Electronics (LDO/CWO) designator to form a combined combat systems designator in NAVADMIN 280/19, Dec. 9.
Optional Swimwear, Cold Weather Outerwear Lead 2019 Uniform Updates  (9 December 2019)
The Navy announced updates to uniform policy and uniform design improvement in NAVADMIN 282/19, Dec. 9.

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