COMUSNAVSO/4th Fleet Kicks Off DADT Training

Story Number: NNS110317-02Release Date: 3/17/2011 2:26:00 PM
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From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) kicked off the Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) repeal Tier 2 command leadership training for each local Navy command aboard Naval Station (NS) Mayport March 17.

Rear Adm. Vic Guillory, commander, COMUSNAVSO/C4F spoke to the importance of the training and policy execution to the rest of the fleet.

"Leadership, professionalism, discipline and respect will be the basis for executing the policy change," said Guillory. "It must be implemented correctly to maintain our military readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruiting and retention."

The training is provided by a Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT) trained and certified by Naval Education and Training Command's (NETC) Center for Personal and Professional Development to conduct Tier 2 training. Seventeen MMTTs will travel to more than 70 destinations worldwide to provide Tier 2 training to command leadership teams, flag officers and senior executive service personnel.

President Barack Obama signed the provision into law, Dec. 22, 2010, to repeal Section 654 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code, commonly known as the "don't ask, don't tell" law. It is important to understand the current DADT policy remains in effect.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command is the executive agent for training delivery and tracking of Navy personnel on the educational content concerning the repeal. Training will be delivered to all active and reserve personnel, and Navy civilians who supervise military personnel.

COMUSNAVSO/C4F supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.

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