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RADM Broadway Outlines Navy Reserve Intelligence Command Goals

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS070212-04
Release Date: 2/12/2007 12:36:00 PM

By Lt. Cmdr. Bill Schroeder, Navy Reserve Intelligence Command Public Affairs

FORT WORTH, Texas (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Michael Broadway held a “2007 Management Conference” for the senior leadership of Navy Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC) following his change of command ceremony Feb. 2 at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas.

Broadway, who relieved Rear Adm. Ann Gillbride as commander of the 4,000-member command, called for the Reserve intelligence community to provide the highest quality intelligence capability to the active-duty forces.

“We will provide expertise to the Navy and joint warfighter within the competency areas of Navy intelligence, operational intelligence, human intelligence, imagery, targeting, strike, expeditionary warfare and Navy special warfare,” he said.

Broadway said there will be continued investment in Reserve personnel. NRIC retention goals are set to 85 percent for enlisted personnel with more than 20 years of service who are not affected by high year tenure, 90 percent for petty officer 2nd and 1st classes with less than 20 years, and 90 percent for all new accessions -- both officer and enlisted.

Broadway hopes to achieve these goals by the end of the second quarter in fiscal year 2008. Training will remain at the same standards as the active-duty components, while recruiting will remain a focus.

“We’ll maintain a level of readiness that will enable us to provide on-demand intelligence to support operational requirements of Navy and joint commanders,” he continued. “Our objective is to increase enlisted manning levels from 85 percent to 95 percent by December 2009. We will also maintain officer [manning] levels near 100 percent.”

Broadway said that mobilization readiness depends on a number of key factors: physical fitness, medical and dental readiness, technical (skill) readiness, personal emotional readiness, and family readiness.

“Emotional readiness and family readiness are ultimately an individual’s responsibility,” said Broadway. He emphasized that NRIC will assist by updating current mobilization policy, providing a stand-down review, strengthening the Ombudsman program and organizing family appreciation days.

Broadway emphasized that there is an established goal of achieving 90 percent Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) certification of the force. Along with NEC certifications, he wants a review of existing officer and enlisted training programs within CNRIC to ensure active duty standards and criteria are being met. Additionally, Broadway said that a working group of officers and senior enlisted will convene to review current leadership programs and determine their relevancy and effectiveness.

“CNRIC will continue to train to the same standard as our active-duty counterparts,” said Broadway. “This training will ensure a balance of operational support through production, mobilization and extended active duty.”

On his final point, Broadway stressed the importance of alignment in the community to effectively man, train, and equip the force, in order to operationally align it with its various supported commands to deliver the desired intelligence capabilities.

“We will examine our current command structure and its alignment with Reserve Forces Command,” said Broadway. “We will also review alternatives and their impact on CNRIC’s ability to execute its mission. We’ll do this by reviewing force levels and determining a way-ahead to align as closely as possible to the desired force structure.”

Broadway stressed the need to focus on recruiting top talent, retaining experienced people, improving physical and emotional readiness, training to the same standards as the active duty component and aligning CNRIC for the future. “If we accomplish those tasks our goals of providing Navy Intelligence expertise to the Navy and joint warfighter will be realized.”

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