Leadership Engagement Key to FY18 GMT and Civilian Mandatory Training

by Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
Stripes Guam

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy announced fiscal year 2018 General Military Training (GMT) requirements and guidance for Navy civilian mandatory training via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 210/17, released Aug. 28.

The direction emphasizes training as leader engagement opportunities, along with flexibility to fit training in where it makes sense. To the greatest extent possible, commanders should use interactive leader-led discussions for both military and civilian training, whether at quarters, all-hands calls, or divisional and command training. This approach is intended to enable a powerful and personal focus on integrity, accountability and character.

Military GMT resources for 10 mandatory, as well as optional, training topics are available on My Navy Portal (MNP) at https://my.navy.mil. Printable materials include outlines that may be used to help encourage discussion for both military and civilians. It is not the intent for commands to create new lesson plans to support GMT.

The GMT webpage also lists the mandatory training topics that can be conducted in combined military-civilian sessions, if desired.

Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) maintains the official list of mandatory training for Navy civilians and supervisors of Navy civilians, both military and civilian, at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/Training/Pages/Mandatory-T....

Some mandatory topics do have specific requirements for completion, which are stated on the GMT webpage and OCHR Portal. For example, Cyber Awareness Challenge training is computer-based only.

For the GMT page, log onto MNP, select the "Professional Resources" drop down menu, then "General Skills Training," and then "GMT" from the navigation menu on the left. While commands will find a notional schedule, commands are responsible for assigning and completing GMT and should develop a schedule based on their unique requirements.

Commanders are also responsible for certification of training completion. Logging the completion of military GMT training is not required in Fleet Training Management and Planning System or Total Workforce Management Services. However, commands are encouraged to keep local records.

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