Chief of Naval Personnel Kicks off First Career Development Symposium

Story Number: NNS160817-03Release Date: 8/17/2016 9:31:00 AM
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By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Personnel welcomed over 500 Navy uniformed and civilian personnel to the inaugural Navy Career Development Symposium held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Aug. 16.

With the theme of "The Navy in 2025," Vice Adm. Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, set expectations and encouraged attendees to take advantage of what the symposium had to offer.

"Today's focus is on "the Navy in 2025," said Burke. "Our Sailor 2025 program encompasses 43 different and evolving initiatives. We will continue to look at the future and how we can grow as leaders, our challenges, and ways to improve your personal and professional development and work-life balance."

Sailors and civilians also had the chance to speak with Navy detailers, community managers, and various affinity groups throughout the day and during breakout sessions to further answer career questions.

Burke also asked for Sailors' feedback, "...if you have suggestions on how we can improve Sailor 2025, let us know. We get our best ideas from Sailors like you."

Other keynote speakers for the day included Executive Director and Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Mr. Mark Honecker, and Chief Information Officer for Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency Mr. Leonel Garciga.

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Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke answers questions from the staff from Naval Education and Training Command, and the Officer Development Division from Naval Service Training Command.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
July 1, 2016
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