NPC Leaders to Discuss Post-ERB, Transition Matters in Western Pacific

Story Number: NNS120106-12Release Date: 1/6/2012 1:20:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Representatives from Navy Personnel Command's fleet engagement team will meet with Sailors, families and leadership in Japan and Hawaii this month to discuss personnel policies and force management measures impacting the fleet, officials said Jan. 6.

"We'll be discussing post-Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) matters, with an emphasis on transition benefits," said Capt. Steven Holmes, director, community management branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel. "These visits are also an excellent opportunity to get feedback directly from the fleet and share personnel policy information directly from the source."

Representatives from the enlisted distribution division, enlisted community managers and the Navy's ERB transition assistance coordinator will conduct all-hands briefs geared for transitioning Sailors, including specific information for Sailors not retained by the ERB, as well as guidance specific to Sailors transitioning from overseas.

ERB affected Sailors and their spouses are encouraged to attend the all-hands sessions.

The team will be in Japan at Yokosuka Naval Base Jan. 17, Naval Air Facility Atsugi Jan. 18, and in Hawaii Jan. 20 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay.

The fleet engagement team will also conduct a leadership roundtable for commanding officers and their command teams at each site for commands that have ERB affected Sailors.

"It is imperative that every leader in the chain of command take an active role in the transition process to ensure each Sailor is optimally prepared whether they leave the Navy after four years of service or 30," said Holmes.

Sailors should contact their command career counselor for local briefing times and locations.

Navy will conduct additional fleet engagement visits to San Diego, Pacific Northwest, Norfolk, and Mayport/Jacksonville in the coming months. Dates will be released as they become available.

For more information about transition benefits visit Transition Assistance Web Page available under the Hot Links section of the Navy Personnel Command at

For more information about ERB transition support, check out the NPC ERB transition support page at, contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672), or email

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 Master Chief Navy Counselor Tom Albert, a Fleet Engagement Team member, discuss personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Master Chief Navy Counselor Tom Albert, a Fleet Engagement Team member, discussing personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet with Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) Aug. 30, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toiete Jackson/Released)
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