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Nearly 50,000 Sailors Expected to Complete Navy Leadership Coursework

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS070827-04
Release Date: 8/27/2007 9:23:00 AM


From Naval Personnel Development Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) announced Aug. 26 that it will likely pass 50,000 course completions this year for the three leadership courses required to be advanced to E-6, E-7 and E-8.

In achieving this milestone, Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Webb stated CNL reached an average of 4,000 completions for each of the 12 months since last September. This increased capacity enabled the Navy to reduce the number of Sailors needing the course from 28,000 a year ago to almost 9,000 today.

“No Sailor is in jeopardy of not advancing due to a lack of school quotas. There are plenty of quotas available, scheduled at very flexible times and locations,” said Webb.

CNL’s Web site and Navy Knowledge Online (NKO), through the Leadership portal, lists courses on weekdays and weekends for active-duty and reserve Sailors, providing maximum availability and flexibility.

“There are openings every week, so no one should have a problem getting into a course they need for advancement,” added Webb.

For people who have very high operational tempos, a waiver may be granted by their chain of command. Active-duty and reserve Sailors assigned to units in direct support of combat operations, and those with other operational circumstances where course completion is not possible, are eligible for waivers. See NAVADMIN 339/06 for more information.

“Commanders and master chiefs have been very successful at getting their Sailors to the courses; the attendance and throughput of over 50,000 in this year alone demonstrate leadership’s commitment - I congratulate everyone," said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. John Harvey. "We will always have Sailors advancing though, so the next school is right around the corner - we need to keep up the press.”

For more information, first log onto NKO then click the following link: https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil/portal/page?paf_communityId=co15400021&_requestid=272935. Courses are listed on the left bar.

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