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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — More than 60 people from the Navy’s Center for Career Development will be in Yokosuka this week to show Navy personnel the latest career options.

They will set up shop in the Fleet Theater to give a variety of career management briefs, and enlisted detailers will be available all day in the Hawks’ Nest from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27.

This visit happens once a year, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Greg Vidaurri, Commander, Naval Forces Japan regional career counselor, urges people to take advantage of it.

“This is a perfect opportunity for sailors to meet face to face with their detailers, and get the newest information from the detailers themselves,” Vidaurri said Monday.

Sailors also can get information on developing a career path, education, pay and compensation comparisons, Navy Knowledge Online and the Five Vector Model through career management briefs.

“Sailors will get information about developing their own career, so they’re no longer depending on someone else,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Long, CCD Operations leading master chief, in a press release. “Secondly, they’re getting unbiased assistance, so to speak, in comparing their Navy pay and compensation to the civilian sector to make better educated decisions on their career path.”

But spouses also play a big role in decision making, so there are classes for them, too, on employment opportunities, tuition assistance, detailing and child care.

Sessions for commanding and executive officers, command master chiefs, department heads and command career counselors will tackle current enlisted manning, retention and vision. Leadership, mentoring and career development are the focus of sessions tailored to senior petty officers, chief petty officers and division officers.

But the information won’t just flow one way this week. Discussion forums are held with senior leadership that can directly affect CCD future policy, said Vidaurri. Two initiatives — the Assignment Incentive Pay for the USS Kitty Hawk and the Choice of Coast program — came out of last year’s forum, he said.

“We’re actually able to effect policy change by having senior leadership express their concerns and ideas about getting sailors to come to the FDNF (Forward Deployed Naval Forces),” Vidaurri said.

Copies of the complete schedules are available from each command’s career counselor.

Where to be and when

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Junior Enlisted Career Management Brief, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Fleet Theater

CCD MPT & E Brief, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Major Rm; CPO Club

Senior Enlisted Career Management Brief, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Location: Fleet Theater

PERS-41 SWO Community Brief, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fleet Theater

Junior Officer Career Management Brief, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Location: Fleet Theater

Exec Team Office Call with Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., CFAY, Bldg C-2

Junior Enlisted Career Management Brief, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fleet Theater

Enlisted Detailers Available, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The majority will be at the Hawks’ Nest with the exception of the following rates: CT detailer NSGA, MA detailer CFAY Security, HM detailer USNH, IT detailer NCTSFE

Thursday, Jan. 26

PERS-41 Surface Warfare Officer Community Brief, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Fleet Theater

Navy Counselor Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bldg 39B, Safety Training Room

Junior Officer Career Management Brief, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Fleet Theater

PERS40 Office Call with Kitty Hawk Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Kitty Hawk Commanding Officer’s in port cabin

Junior Enlisted Career Management Brief, 10 a.m. to noon, Fleet Theater

First Line Leaders Career Management Brief, 1 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fleet Theater

Executive Team Office Call with Commander Submarine Group Seven, 2 p.m to 3 p.m., CSG7

Executive Team Office Call with Commander Naval Forces Japan, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., CNFJ/Bldg C-1

Enlisted Detailers Available, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27

Senior Enlisted Career Management Brief, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Fleet Theater

Enlisted Selection Board Brief, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Fleet Theater

First Line Leaders Career Management Brief, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fleet Theater

Enlisted Detailers Available, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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