PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), presented Robert Monette with the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, during an all-hands call with NETC’s Virginia Beach staff Nov. 6.
As the deputy director of NETC’s Fleet Integration, Learning and Development Division (N7), Monette played a key role as a primary architect for Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) as part of Sailor 2025, the Navy’s program to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow.
On any given day, Monette’s leadership and vision improved training and education processes and programs supporting the development and provision of initial skills training to more than 30,000 Sailors.
“Mr. Monette’s ability to process complex information, conduct thorough analysis, and provide senior leadership with actionable information has made him an irreplaceable member of the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) team,” said Capt. John Dye, NETC N7 director. “He is without question the ‘go to’ civilian when it comes to training integration and development, Sailor 2025 Ready, Relevant Learning and Block Learning.”
Monette oversaw the design and implementation of the RRL phase one process of Block Learning, which changes the Navy's current practice of front-loading individual rating training to a more disbursed, modular delivery that will span across a Sailor's career-long learning continuum. His team conducted the subsequent meticulous analysis of 77 ratings, 788 training paths and 813 unique courses of instruction. As a result, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, as the executive agent for RRL, approved 54 Block Learning reports, which paves the way for the next steps in the RRL process.
“His efforts laid the foundation for the over-arching goals of Ready, Relevant Learning and the future of Navy modernized training delivery,” said Dye, who explained that Monette’s expertise in the science of learning is also what led to his selection to represent NETC as the training subject matter expert on the Chief of Naval Personnel’s Strategic Integration Group that developed the concept and design of the Sailor 2025 training modernization effort.
Sailor 2025 is comprised of nearly 45 initiatives to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. It is focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet. Sailor 2025 is organized into three main lines of effort, specifically Personnel System Modernization, RRL and Career Readiness.
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