VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. Eric Young visited the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Dec. 12 for an overview of the command's training and education operations.
CPPD Commanding Officer Capt. F. A. Reid hosted Young during the tour of CPPD headquarters. The CPPD team presented Young with a brief on CPPD's diverse products and services that support Sailors to help them develop their ability to think critically, act responsibly and lead proactively and reach their personal and professional goals.
"This was truly an exciting visit for me," said Young. "I feel confident that Sailors at all levels enrolled in CPPD courses are getting world class training and the tools to lead."
Young is responsible for ensuring the readiness of every Reserve Sailor, unit and command across the Navy Reserve force. This includes medical readiness, benefits, training, pay, drill schedules and personnel assignment, as well as Returning Warrior Workshops and programs.
CPPD provides a wide range of courses and materials including General Military Training, Navy instructor training, alcohol and drug awareness program training, suicide prevention, bearings classes, and Personal Responsibility and Values Education and Training (PREVENT) classes. CPPD's leadership training is delivered multiple times throughout a Sailor's career via command-delivered enlisted leadership training material and officer leadership courses in a schoolhouse setting.
CPPD also administers Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED), which includes programs such as tuition assistance and United Services Military Apprenticeship Program.
"The training our Sailors receive at CPPD ensures that they are able to assess risk, apply critical thinking skills and execute the Navy mission successfully in any battle space," said Young.
"We have the ability to reach every Sailor in the fleet with our training and VOLED programs," said Reid. "This gives CPPD the immediate fleetwide impact of continually training and educating the next generation of Navy leaders."
CPPD is responsible for providing all Command Delivered Enlisted Leadership training material to the fleet, delivering Officer Leadership courses, Navy Instructor Training Course and Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA). The organization also manages the Navy's primary off-duty education programs that provide Sailors with the ability to earn college degrees through the Navy College Program. Such programs include the Tuition Assistance program, the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education, United Services Military Apprenticeship Program, and Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.
For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/ and www.navy.mil/local/voledpao/.