NEWS | Jan. 8, 2019

My Navy Career Development Symposium to Visit Hawaii

Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- The My Navy Career Development Symposium (CDS), hosted by Navy Personnel Command, will be visiting Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 16-17 to showcase Sailor 2025 career and personnel management initiatives to Sailors in the region.

The symposium is scheduled for two days at Sharkey Theater with two sessions each day. The E1-E6 sessions are Wednesday, Jan. 16 starting at 7:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The CPO and Officer sessions are Thursday, Jan. 17 starting at 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

My Navy CDS brings senior Navy leadership directly to Sailors to inform them of new Navy programs and initiatives, and how these changes will be affecting them to make life as a Sailor less stressful and less difficult to navigate.

"CDS Hawaii provides us the opportunity to engage with our Pacific Fleet Sailors and talk about all the new programs and changes happening in the personnel world. We are pushing hard to modernize our personnel systems so our Sailors can focus on training, readiness and mission success. It's our Sailors on the deck plates who are key to building and growing the Navy Our Nation Needs," said Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke.

Key topics to be presented include: Sailor 2025 programs, The Navy the Nation Needs, My Navy Career Center, the Performance Evaluation Transformation, Detailing Process and Placement, Enlisted Advancement, Modern Training Delivery (Ready Relevant Learning), My Navy Portal, and special interest topics.

CNP will host a senior leadership panel Q&A session, giving Sailors a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to senior leadership and voice their interest about the changes.

"CDS also gives Sailors a chance to see what we are working on and give us direct feedback”, added Burke. “We made significant strides in 2018 and as we move into 2019, we are focusing on delivering more major changes to our personnel systems, improving our processes and increasing initiatives to better the lives of our Sailors and their families."

Sailors will also be able to meet with detailers and community managers to discuss orders, career paths, or just learn about the options they have to manage their career. Also PACT (Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks) Sailors are especially encouraged attend and may potentially be able to get a rate.

Don’t miss this valuable chance to meet with top Navy leadership, including Chief of Naval Personnel, enlisted community managers and detailers.