PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Enlisted Reserve leaders joined forces with Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) staff to discuss the way ahead for Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDR) as a career tool for both active-duty and Reserve Sailors, Feb. 13.
Until now, LaDRs have been used primarily by active-duty Sailors to navigate their careers through a document that outlines training and education milestones for each rating at each pay grade. Updated annually, the LaDR is a career pathway for enlisted to succeed throughout their career continuum. Tools within the LaDR include advancement, credentials and academic programs.
Leaders can track, encourage and guide career development of their Sailors by using the LaDRs.
“Our aim working with the Reserve Force is to give Reserve Sailors the same benefit, the same tool that their active-duty counterparts have,” said NETC Force Master Chief Karim Cole. “There is actually a lot of information in the LaDRs already that applies to all of our Sailors, so it makes sense to broaden the scope of LaDRs by simply coordinating and annotating both the active-duty and the Reserve requirements for each rating.”
The workshop group developed an integrated active and Reserve LaDR that will be used by the total force. Then they reviewed how Reserve stakeholders will become part of the web-based workflow for updating and maintaining LaDRs going forward.
“We’re rolling up our sleeves and thoroughly reviewing each LaDR to ensure Reserve opportunities and milestones are captured in one document for each rate, including civilian skills where applicable,” said Force Master Chief Chris Kotz, Navy Reserve Force. “This is a great opportunity to ensure our Navy continues to capitalize on the experience and innovation of the total force: active and Reserve components. 'The Navy the Nation Needs,' requires the Navy Reserve Force to be aligned, synchronized and transparent in all efforts to develop the most capable and competent Sailors.”
LaDRs are available on the MyNavy Portal website at https://my.navy.mil, the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) website at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn and the Navy COOL app (Android/iOS). Information about understanding LaDRs and where to find them is on the Navy COOL website at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/resources_and_links/understanding_your_ladr.htm.
Navy COOL is part of the NETC team that recruits and trains those who serve the nation, taking them from “street to fleet” by transforming civilians into highly-skilled, operational and combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.
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