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  2. WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has called for an expanded review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps to include an assessment of the Marines’ Judge Advocates after a recent court-martial raised concerns about the service’s ability to handle legal cases effectively. Spencer issued a memo Wednesday that directs Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger to conduct a comprehensive review of their legal corps, calling it a “periodic review” to ensure readiness and their ability to support the Navy’s mission. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-secretary-calls-for-expanded-review-of-navy-marines-jag-corps-1.595607
  3. WASHINGTON – The Navy’s top SEAL has ordered Naval Special Warfare Command to adopt stringent grooming and uniform standards required throughout the rest of the service, telling his top commanders “that a portion of this force is ethically misaligned with our culture.” In a memorandum issued Tuesday to senior SEAL commanders, Rear Adm. Collin Green, the commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, blamed a lack of leadership for a recent string of high-profile SEAL scandals that point to ethical problems within the ranks of the Navy’s elite force. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-s-top-seal-orders-adoption-of-grooming-and-uniform-standards-blames-leadership-for-ethically-misaligned-troops-1.595637
  4. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 231550Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 197/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N2N6// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK TRANSITION AFLOAT WAY AHEAD// REF/A/DOC/DODI 8510.01/DOD/28JUL17// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 5239.1D/CNO/18JUL18// REF/C/LTR/N2N6G/8U121038/29MAY18// REF/D/MSG/FLTCYBERCOM/101128Z AUG 17// REF/E/OPORD/FLTCYBERCOM/19-058// NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) INSTRUCTION 8510.01, RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (RMF) FOR DOD INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT). REF B IS CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS INSTRUCTION 5239.1D, U.S. NAVY CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM. REF C IS DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY DEPUTY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (NAVY) MEMORANDUM WHICH DIRECTS THE TRANSITION TO RMF BY 31 DECEMBER 2020. REF D IS THE FLTCYBERCOM MESSAGE U.S. NAVY RMF IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY/DIACAP TO RMF BRIDGE CONVERSION (RBC) - UPDATE NR 1. REF E IS THE FLTCYBERCOM OPORD 19-058 OPERATION TRITON BASTION (OTB) ISO CAMPAIGN FOR NAVY-WIDE TRANSITION TO RMF.// POC/KELLEY/CIV/OPNAV/N2N6/TEL: 571-256-8523/ EMAIL: PETER.KELLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides transition assistance for the afloat community to assist the Navy in converting to Risk Management Framework (RMF) by 31 December 2020. This RMF Afloat way ahead process is intended to provide an alternative solution for attaining RMF site authorizations for ships, which in turn will allow for a deliberate RMF transition of the systems hosted on those ships. 2. Ships under U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) and Military Sealift Command (MSC) with Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) Authorizations to Operate (ATO) that expire on or before 1 January 2020 are authorized to pursue an Afloat RMF Bridge Conversion (RBC). The intent of the Afloat RBC is to utilize the assessed and certified risk of a DIACAP submission, and issue an RMF ATO instead of a DIACAP ATO. The Afloat RBC ATO will be issued for no more than 12 months. All ships under the scope of this NAVADMIN will be required to transition to full RMF on or before the Authorization Termination Date (ATD) of their respective RBC. Amplifying guidance is as follows: a. The Package Submitting Officer (PSO) will process the package for a DIACAP Certification Determination (CD) issuance from the Navy Security Control Assessor for impacted ships as per references (c) and (d). b. The DIACAP CD shall be no older than 180 days. c. Following the CD issuance, the PSO will process the package for an Afloat RBC following reference (d). d. All DIACAP artifacts will be in compliance with reference (d). e. The DIACAP artifacts that accompanied the DIACAP submission will be used to leverage Afloat RBCs. 3. Programs outside of the afloat community are eligible for additional new alternate RMF transition processes, which are detailed in reference (e). 4. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until cancelled or superseded. 5. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  5. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 231258Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 196/19 MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/CNO/AUG// SUBJ/CNO MESSAGE TO THE FLEET// RMKS/1. I am humbled and honored to be your Chief of Naval Operations. Together, we are part of the greatest Navy in the world. Everyone on our team - Officers and Enlisted Sailors, Active and Reserve, Uniformed and Civilian - plays an important part in making sure we not only remain the greatest Navy in the world, but that we get even better. 2. For the first time in a very long time, we face serious challenges at sea around the world. For decades, we have taken for granted that no other blue- water navy would dare take us on. That�s no longer true. 3. The U.S. Navy will continue to be a global force for security and stability. But there are other nations who would use their maritime forces to threaten the freedom of the seas, to intimidate their neighbors, or to coerce others in violation of international law. Those maritime forces are growing in numbers and in strength. Still others know they cannot take us on at sea, but will try to attack our Navy in areas like cyber. 4. Rapidly modernizing our Navy and keeping pace with technology will remain a priority for us. However, I still believe what my first Chief told me: that people are our most important weapons system. A well-trained force is our competitive advantage. I look forward to hearing your feedback to make improvements for Sailors and their families. 5. I have a great sense of urgency to get after solutions to the challenges we face. In the coming weeks, my FIRST priority will be visiting with many of you. I will work with our leaders in the fleets, with our Marine Corps teammates, and with our other joint service and international partners as we develop our way ahead to meet these challenges. 6. We will question our assumptions. We will think differently about the competition we are now in. We will be the Navy the nation needs now and we will build the Navy the nation needs to fight and win in the future. 7. What remains constant are our core values of honor, courage and commitment. We will remain true to our core attributes of integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness. We will remain the premier Navy in the world and I know we will be even better tomorrow than we are today. 8. Further detailed guidance will be issued within 45 days. 9. Thank you for all you do for our Navy and for each other. I�ll see you out in the fleet. 10. Released by ADM M. M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  6. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — For the third time this week, the Navy has removed a senior officer from duty aboard a warship — the second from the 7th Fleet, according to a Navy statement Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Randall Clemons was relieved of duty Tuesday “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to fulfill his responsibilities as executive officer” of the destroyer USS McCampbell, according to the statement. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/navy-relieves-uss-mccampbell-officer-the-second-7th-fleet-firing-this-week-1.595266
  7. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 221453Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 195/19 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N00/AUG// SUBJ/CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE// RMKS/1. At 1059L today, Admiral Michael M. Gilday relieved Admiral John M. Richardson as the Chief of Naval Operations. 2. All current orders and directives remain in effect until further notice. 3. Released by ADM M. M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  8. AUSTIN, Texas – Five people, including a former Army civilian, face federal charges in an international scam that drained millions of dollars from the bank accounts of older, disabled veterans, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The 14-count indictment unsealed Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas, charges five people living in the United States and the Philippines with coordinating an identity-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans, including a former prisoner of war, using personal information stolen by a former civilian employee at a U.S. Army base in Korea. https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/five-indicted-for-stealing-millions-of-dollars-from-disabled-veterans-1.595182
  9. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has released more details from its 2019 Summary of the Navy Public Private Venture (PPV) Housing ‘Out of Cycle’ Survey, conducted earlier this year based on concerns with privatized family housing. The results of the survey, conducted April 2-May 9 by CEL & Associates for Commander, Navy Installations Command, are available here. In July, the Navy released a redacted version of the “out of cycle” survey to allow PPV partners enough time to develop corrective action plans. The Navy has released the rest of the results to enhance transparency for residents who participated, now that the housing providers have identified corrective actions. The action plans are in progress or will soon begin, once they're reviewed by Navy business agreement managers and Navy region and installation leadership. Each installation action plan is tied to specific concerns raised by residents in the out-of-cycle survey that warrant action by installation property managers. “The Department of the Navy team is committed to improving the quality and care for the housing provided to our Sailors and their families, which they deserve for their service to our Nation,” said Lucian Niemeyer, acting assistant secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment). “Resident satisfaction surveys provide valuable feedback by location and enable the Navy and PPV partners to create and implement corrective action plans to focus our efforts where they are needed most,” he noted. “We are releasing additional survey information at this point for two reasons," Niemeyer continued. "We wanted our partners to have a chance to review the survey results and to propose plans for improving quality and service, which they have proactively accomplished. Second, we want to maintain transparency and accountability to our military families. "We will continue to encourage our residents to care for their homes and provide constructive feedback when they are concerned with the quality of workmanship or the customer service of our partners," Niemeyer said. “These survey results are critical,” said Rear Adm. John W. Korka, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). “They substantiated areas of concern and will guide the next steps necessary, particularly in implementing and carrying out corrective action plans and accountability across the PPV program.” CEL & Associates provided a corrective action plan template and training on how to use the template to both the partner property manager and the Navy Housing Service Center. For this survey, the Navy raised the threshold for corrective action plans to 75 points, more stringent than earlier surveys' standard of 70 points. Based on this survey, any neighborhood with a score below 75 (rated average to very poor) is required to develop a plan of action addressing residents’ concerns. The PPV partner submitted this document to the appropriate business agreement manager before the deadline earlier this week. Navy Housing Service Center staff are also developing and implementing action plans for all Navy-specific issues at each installation. “I want to thank the Sailors and their families who spent their time to take the survey,” said Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). “They have helped us tremendously in focusing on residents’ concerns, and it is important that they see the full results. Now it is our responsibility to stay engaged with our PPV partners as the advocates for Sailors and their families.” Each military service has different business-agreement constructs, and the Navy business arrangements use limited liability companies (LLCs). The Navy is the non-managing member and the Public Private Venture housing partners are the managing members of each LLC. The Navy’s six PPV partners are Balfour Beatty, Clark, Hunt, Landmark, Lincoln and Patrician. Balfour Beatty operates about 8,700 family housing units. Project NORTHEAST includes seven installations in Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, and project SOUTHEAST includes 11 installations in Navy Region Southeast. Clark operates about 2,400 unaccompanied units at Pacific Beacon, San Diego, in project San Diego Unaccompanied Housing in Navy Region Southwest. Hunt operates roughly 10,500 family housing units and about 3,600 unaccompanied units. Project HAWAII includes two installations in Navy Region Hawaii. Project KINGSVILLE II is one installation in Navy Region Southeast. Project MIDWEST includes three installations in Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Project NORTHWEST includes three installations in Navy Region Northwest. The unaccompanied units are in Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia, in project Hampton Roads Unaccompanied Housing in Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Lincoln operates about 18,800 family housing units. Project Mid-Atlantic San Diego is a combined installation project in Naval District Washington. Project MID-ATLANTIC includes six installations in Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Project SAN DIEGO includes seven installations in Navy Region Southwest. Patrician operates about 900 family housing units at one installation, project NEW ORLEANS in Navy Region Southeast. Landmark’s regular 2019 resident satisfaction survey was in progress, so they were not included in the 2019 “out of cycle” survey. Landmark operates approximately 400 family housing units. Project SOUTH TEXAS includes two installations in Navy Region Southeast. Local Housing Service Center contact information is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/ContactHousing. Residents who have questions about privatized housing can contact Navy Housing Headquarters at NavyHousingHQ@navy.mil
  10. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 202000Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO USCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 194/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS// SUBJ/CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CLASS OF 2023// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG// REF/A/DOC/NSA/07JUL19/NOTAL// AMPN/REF A IS UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND AND NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE CNODP CLASS OF 2023// POC/WILLIAM LOVEJOY/FCC-C10F N13/TEL: (443) 634-4586 EMAIL: USFF_FCC_C10F_NSAH_CNODP(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. This is the annual call for the Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP), Class of 2023. The CNODP is comprised of the National Security Agency (NSA) System and Network Inter- disciplinary Program (SNIP) and the United States Cyber Command (USCC) Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP). This is an opportunity for a select group of highly technically inclined individuals to further develop their skills in the areas of secure system design, vulnerability analysis, Computer Network Defense (CND), and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE). The goal of the program is to develop a cadre of technical leaders who will improve Department of Defense (DoD) Computer Network Operations (CNO) capabilities. The program is a technically demanding three-year internship, tailored to each applicant to best capitalize on individual expertise. The next class is expected to start on 6 July 2020, with a report not later than (NLT) date of 20 April 2020 to allow sufficient time for in-processing, orientation, and security clearance processing. 2. Ideal CNODP candidates will have many of the following qualifications: a. Bachelor's degree plus advanced courses or equivalent experience in the areas of computer engineering, computer science, electronic and electrical engineering, or applied mathematics. b. Exceptional academic performance and professional accomplishments, as well as a demonstrated interest in, and ability to perform technically oriented, hands-on work. c. Well-developed oral and written communication skills. d. Working knowledge in one or more telecommunications or computer network disciplines (computer hardware, software, or networks). e. Well-qualified officers (O3 and below), enlisted (E7 and below) and Warrant Officers (all ranks). Previous assignments should include experience in CNO, signal intelligence (SIGINT) collection operations, information security (INFOSEC)/information assurance (IA), and/or research and development (R&D). f. Demonstrated programming skills in C or C++, Python, and some assembly are desired. g. Selected applicants must possess a TS/SCI security clearance and a current counter-intelligence (CI) polygraph prior to the projected class start date of 6 July 2020. 3. Caveats: a. A three year commitment is required upon graduation to fulfill the follow-on tour requirement. b. Applicants must contact their detailer for counseling on the career impact of participation in the CNODP program. c. Civilian applicants must have concurrence from their respective command and all PCS and associated costs are the responsibility of each command. d. All applicants must have the ability to continue service for six years from program start date. 4. Please ensure widest dissemination to include, cryptologic, intelligence, communications and computer science, scientific, engineering, acquisition, and operations fields. 5. Selection will be based on a thorough FCC/C10F review and ranking of each application package, followed with an interview of the top applicants by the USCC and NSA selection board. The application package shall include the following: a. Documentation that demonstrates service performance and technical competency. (1) Officer: Academic Transcripts, ODC, OSR, complete PSR, and an optional subset of your fitness reports. (2) Enlisted: Academic Transcripts, ESR, complete PSR, and evaluations detailing technical competence. (3) Civilian: Academic Transcripts and any performance assessments detailing technical competence. b. A career impact and endorsement letter from applicant's detailer. c. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's Commanding Officer. d. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor attesting to his/her technical skills and abilities. e. An optional letter of recommendation at the applicant's discretion. f. A letter from the applicant (two pages or less) answering the following: (1) Why do you think that CNODP is the right choice for you? What goals do you wish to accomplish in CNODP? Do you have a preference for NSA SNIP or USCC JCDP program? If so, why? (2) Detail your experience with programming/software engineering, to include programming language(s) (degree of familiarity, breadth of knowledge/duration of use, and when it was last used). Only include languages for which you have actually written (or substantially modified) code. Include any and all: assembly, hardware-based, high-level, and scripting languages. (3) Other than programming language expertise listed above, how does your experience and training relate to the core fields (hardware, software, and networks)? (4) Teaming: Describe a positive teaming experience that you have had. Describe your role on the team and how you contributed. You may include experiences from work or school. (5) Technical experience: Describe an unclassified project that best exemplifies your technical development activities and experiences. Tell us the technical details of your contributions to that project, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. The project can be work, home, or school related. (6) Self-directed: Give one example of a project where you worked by yourself with very little guidance. Briefly describe what you accomplished, how you approached the problem, and how you liked/disliked working in that capacity. (7) NAVPERS 1070/613 that includes the following verbiage: "I understand that my acceptance of admission into the Computer Network Operations Development Program obligates me to serve on Active Duty for a period of six years following the commencement of the program. If I elect to leave the program early, I am obligated to serve on Active Duty for a period of one month for every one month served in the program, commencing upon voluntary program termination." Applicants who fail to include the NAVPERS 1070/613 with their nomination package will not be considered. Enlisted personnel who fail to OBLISERV for six years prior to program start will not be allowed to begin the program. 6. Commands are encouraged to nominate their best-qualified individuals for this voluntary program. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide future technical leaders with the necessary skills needed to lead the Navy in this vital area. 7. Send applications to the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet, Point of Contact (POC): William Lovejoy, usff_fcc_c10f_nsah_cnodp(AT)navy.mil NLT 13 September 2019 for review and prioritization. Nominating organizations are expected to pay travel/per diem costs for necessary travel associated with interviews, which will occur in the November 2019 - January 2020 time frame; video conferencing will be used wherever necessary. 8. Release by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
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  12. WASHINGTON — The commander of the USS Antietam was relieved of his command Tuesday, less than three months after assuming the job, according to the Navy. Capt. Tadd Gorman was relieved by Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, the commander of Task Force 70, due to “a loss of confidence in his personal judgment and ability to lead,” according to a Navy statement. https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/commander-of-uss-antietam-fired-less-than-three-months-after-taking-the-job-1.595077
  13. E3-E5 Sailors participating in Reserve Cycle 105 or Active Duty Cycle 244 must validate their advancement worksheet to ensure Final Multiple Score and eligibility factors are correct. In the past, the process was done with paper worksheets and was a fully manual procedure. Now, the online Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) allows quick access online for Education Services Officers (ESOs), command representatives and Sailors. EAW is automated and pulls from authoritative data. Ships at sea with disconnected operationas will continue to use paper worksheet validation processes, with ashore support to complete each Sailor's EAW. For information on how to access and validate your EAW, check out the EAW tutorials on the NSIPS splash page. https://nsipsprod-sdni.nmci.navy.mil/nsipsclo/jsp/index.jsp Your EAW will be locked after you take the exam, at which time all data and information will be transferred back to the Navy Enlisted Advancement System for processing. Your ESO has to route the EAW to you before you can validate and digitally sign. For more information, refer to NAVADMIN 316/18.
  14. WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they suspect may be tied to radiation emitted in the cockpit. “We are dropping like flies in our 50s from aggressive cancers,” said retired Air Force Col. Eric Nelson, a former F-15E Strike Eagle weapons officer. He cited prostate and esophageal cancers, lymphoma, and glioblastomas that have struck fellow pilots he knew, commanded or flew with. https://www.stripes.com/we-are-dropping-like-flies-ex-fighter-pilots-push-for-earlier-cancer-screening-1.594760
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  16. I did the same and like you said they are willing to help. I have sat down with a few from my community along with a few outside of my community that sat the board this year. I also sat with a few from last year's board just to see if there is a difference in prospective from one board to another. Trying to take advantage of being in the Norfolk area since it seems like everyone is here. For me it seems like I'm stuck in traffic. Haven't received any guidance on what could be holding me back. When it's my time it will be my time. Staying the course and SSP.
  17. The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's new supercarrier, can now land all of the service's planes, except for its new stealth fighter. The Advanced Arresting Gear has been given a green light to recover all propeller and jet aircraft, to include the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and E/A-18G Growler, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday, noting the release of a new Aircraft Recovery Bulletin. https://www.insider.com/ford-aircraft-carrier-recovers-all-navy-planes-except-f-35-2019-8
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  19. The Navy’s head of Naval Medicine Operational Training Center, headquartered in Pensacola, Fla., has been relieved of his duties as commanding officer. Capt. Theron Toole was removed by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commanding officer of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command, on Tuesday “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery spokesperson Angela Steadman told Stars and Stripes via email Thursday. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/admiral-fires-head-of-navy-medicine-training-center-in-florida-1.594371
  20. WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is rolling out a new program that provides military spouses resources to prepare them and their family for the time when their husband or wife transitions out of the military. The Military Spouse Transition Program, or MySTeP, is an initiative that launched in early August through the Pentagon’s Military Community and Family Policy office and provides military spouses information to help prepare them for the inevitability of their family leaving the military. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/new-pentagon-program-empowers-military-spouses-for-family-s-transition-to-civilian-life-1.594352
  21. LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — Two months after twin earthquakes rocked the small California towns of Ridgecrest and Trona, details are emerging about the damage done to the nearby China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, the Navy’s largest base for developing and testing weapons of warfare. The base was so badly damaged that officials are suggesting several buildings be demolished and replaced. The cost of returning the facilities to normal could top $5 billion, according to Navy documents. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/earthquakes-caused-up-to-5-billion-in-damage-to-china-lake-naval-base-1.594343
  22. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A hospital corpsman accused of sexually assaulting a fellow sailor was found not guilty by a jury of seven men and one woman on Wednesday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Glenn Washington, assigned to Naval Dental Center Okinawa, was acquitted of sexual assault with bodily harm after admitting to investigators he had sex with a fellow sailor at his capsule hotel after a night of drinking in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward while on leave late last year. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/okinawa-based-hospital-corpsman-found-not-guilty-of-sexually-assaulting-fellow-sailor-1.594235
  23. Ok yall, piece of advice for some that have not done this in the past (my first time as well) scrub that membership list and e-mail board members. I e-mailed all the MC’s on one panel to ask for guidance. I asked first, if they had the time to help review my record and give me some info on how I can make myself more competitive. I already received responses (within hours) and I know why I didn’t get selected. (If you are good at putting puzzle pieces together, it should be easy for you to grasp the general reason after a few of them respond. So, my case. I have 99% of my ladr. My last eval was a 5.0 EP SOY. Bachelors, MTS, collaterals, you name it. I sent them my last 10 evals (all PO1’s) ESR/PSR, and the LTB I submitted. I have a hiccup eval from 2013-2014 that mentions EMI (no NJP) and a drop from 3.86 MP to 3.0 P. I always said, if I don’t make it, that is why. Wrong. Although few said that eval is a big detractor, same number of MC’s said that I have no hard breakouts on the following evals except my last. Basically, I have to work my behind off still for another hard breakout eval this year. In their words “the hard breakout evals “should” get you over the hump”. So like everyone else said, SSP is number one factor. The other stuff is tie breaker stuff. So get that membership list out if you have questions, and ask what else you can do. It is eye opening! And I am AMAZED at how willing they are to help out. See if you can get some guidance from this year’s board on what you were lacking. Don’t expect anything other than general answers, but like I said, piece that stuff together from all the responses and see if there is any correlation. Here’s to FY 21 and my 9th try!
  24. WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Chinese government has denied requests for two U.S. Navy ships to make port visits to Hong Kong amid civil unrest. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday the USS Green Bay had been scheduled to visit Hong Kong on Aug. 17 and the USS Lake Erie was scheduled to visit in September. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/china-denies-request-for-two-us-navy-ships-to-visit-hong-kong-amid-unrest-1.594218
  25. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 131254Z AUG 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 191/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/FY-20 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS// REF/A/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/121505ZJUN15// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/191539ZJUL16// NARR/REF A IS ALNAV 050/15, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY TALENT MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES. REF B IS NAVADMIN 161/16, US NAVY FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the outlines for General Military Training (GMT) requirements for Fiscal Year (FY-20). The Navy has minimized the number of mandatory GMT training topics to empower commanders with the ability to decide what training their personnel should receive and how often they should receive it. Commanding Officers should review the Command Discretion GMT list to determine the frequency and method of additional training appropriate for their command. 2. FY-20 Mandatory GMT Requirements a. Mandatory GMT is training that must be completed by all military personnel during the FY b. The following mandatory GMT is required to be completed in FY-20: (1) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Awareness (2) Cyber Awareness Challenge (3) Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting (4) Privacy Act (5) Suicide Prevention c. Personnel with less than 3 years of time-in-service must also complete Antiterrorism Level 1 training. For personnel with greater than 3 years of time-in-service, Antiterrorism Level 1 periodicity is now a triennial requirement and will be mandated for all hands in FY-22. d. Commands may now elect to complete Cyber Awareness Challenge training using instructor-led and/or computer-based methods. 3. FY-20 Command Discretion GMT a. Command Discretion GMT is not required at any specified periodicity. Commanding Officers should train their personnel at a time and place that best meets the needs of their command. b. Consistent with reference (a), commanding officers may assign the following topics at their discretion: (1) Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco Awareness (2) Combating Trafficking in Persons (3) Domestic Violence Prevention and Reporting (4) Electromagnetic Warfare (5) Energy Policy (6) Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Resolution Options (7) Hazing Policy and Prevention (8) Operational Risk Management (9) Operations Security (10) Personal Financial Management (11) Records Management (12) Sexual Health and Responsibility (13) Stress Management (14) Traumatic Brain Injury c. Financial Management training does not have a mandatory periodicity but is required at career touchpoints, in line with reference (b). 4. Additional Information a. Detailed requirements for each topic are listed on the GMT webpage and should be reviewed thoroughly by commands prior to assigning training. The webpage provides topic-specific information such as: (1) instructor and documentation requirements (2) training in combined military-civilian sessions (3) links to instructor guides and other training products b. GMT webpage (1) Go to My Navy Portal at https://my.navy.mil. (2) Once logged in, select *Career and Life Events* at the top of the page, then select *Training, Education, and Qualifications* from the drop-down menu (3) On the following page, select *Training* on the left of the page, then select *GMT* from the drop-down menu 5. GMT questions or feedback should be sent via e-mail to gmt.distribution(at)navy.mil. 6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September 2020, whichever occurs first. 7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
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