CNATT Shines During Command Inspection

Story Number: NNS200212-07Release Date: 2/12/2020 9:56:00 AM
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By Jerron K. Barnett, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training’s (CNATT) fiscal year 2020 Naval Education Training Command (NETC) Inspection results from Feb. 3-7 are in. CNATT is “number one” in NETC over the last 11 NETC learning center command inspections, according to Alan Johnson, NETC’s inspector general.

A cadre of NETC inspectors looked deep into 47 CNATT internal processes, with 40 of those conducted via on site process reviews with CNATT subject-matter experts. Only seven (15 percent) of CNATT processes received recommendations for improvement. That’s eight percent lower than CNATT’s 2016 results (23 percent), and 12 percent lower than the average across NETC (27 percent).

“This is truly an incredible feat,” Capt. Nate Schneider, CNATT commanding officer, said.  “It takes a village to accomplish this, and the efforts of the whole command shine through.”

Johnson also lauded CNATT staff’s “out of the park” participation in the command climate focus groups, which were designed to discuss various issues that affect the command, such as communication, training, and other aspects of the workplace. 

During the inspection out brief, Mark Wassil, CNATT’s command evaluator, was singled out and praised for leading the preparation for the inspection. He was quick to share the praise with his CNATT co-workers.

“The way we performed during the inspection can be directly tied to how serious our staff prepared for the inspection in the months leading up to February,” Wassil said.  “Our staff should be commended for that.”

CNATT’s mission is to develop, deliver, and support aviation training necessary to meet validated Fleet requirements. Its mission aligns perfectly with MyNavy HR Pillar 1, Force Development, ensuring Sailors and Marines are equipped with the specific skills they need to do their jobs and having access to career enhancement opportunities.

CNATT also is a technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to sustain required current readiness and advance future warfighting capabilities at best possible cost.


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