31 Mar '14, 12pm

Sailor training falls short: It falls to your skipper to make sure your command holds leadership trainin... #navy

Sailor training falls short: It falls to your skipper to make sure your command holds leadership trainin... #navy

It falls to your skipper to make sure your command holds leadership training before frocking or advancing any sailor. It’s as basic as no course documentation, no stripe. No exceptions. But the courses are falling far short of the mark. Sailors who complete the training are moving up over peers who didn’t. The latest figures show tens of thousands are getting advanced without going through the leadership courses or having it entered in the fleet’s records. Since 2008, it’s been up to commands to teach formal leadership classes to each sailor before they are allowed to advance, or even frock, those sailors to the next paygrade — from third class to chief. Each course takes about 24 hours of instruction time. The number of sailors who’ve been advanced without taking the course has dropped in the past year — a good step, but not good enough, according to a Navy source. “The p...

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