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Putting It All Together
October 2009 Navy Magazine By CAPT William A. Emslie, USN (Ret) Over the past two years, the Professional Development articles have focused on the m...

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October 2009 Navy Magazine by CAPT Tom McAtee The purpose of this guide is to consolidate promotion and administrative board information for officer...

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Maritime Air Operations Unit Augments “Terminal Fury” 2009 October 2009 Navy Magazine by CDR Marcus A. Morissette SAN DIEGO, California...

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The Reality of APPLY
September 2009 Navy by CAPT William A. Emslie, USN (Ret) The next round of APPLY will start in January. Now is the time to start preparing as APPLY ...

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Filling Your Educational Toolbox
Enlisted Programs August 2009, Navy by YNC Courtenay M. Nold, USN Henry Ford once said, “The only real security that a man will have in this ...

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Seven Reasons to Attend the Next Professional Development Seminar
Professional Development August 2009, Navy by CAPT William A. Emslie, USN (Ret) On 7 June, four senior officers traveled to Navy Region Northwest R...

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Do You Know the "Three Rs"?

I recently had a conversation with RADM John Messerschmidt, Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, who provided some insightful comments regarding career management. During our discussion, he outlined how a career develops in three important categories, the three Rs. So what are the three Rs? How do they fit into an already complex mix of training and experience needed for career success?

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Reintegration and APPLY: A Checklist for Coming Home

With so many members now being mobilized for Individual Augmentee (IA) duty, it is very important to understand and follow either the process for reintegration back into your previous billet or obtaining a new billet through APPLY. Where do you start and what are the specific steps?

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Mentoring 101 –  An Example That Worked
February 2009 NRA News by CAPT William A. Emslie, USNR (Ret), National VP for Professional Development Back in October 2008, we provi...

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Individual Augmentee Duty and Promotion – The “Triumvirate” Metrics

I want to thank you and the thousands of other Navy personnel who are serving this great country. Not a day goes by that I do not think about your service and what it means to this nation.

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The Perfect Enlisted Evaluation E-1 through E-6

Be part of your next evaluation by following a few simple rules. You just might be surprised at the result.

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The Navy Reserve officer corps is aggressively incorporating Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 (JPME-1) into the career requirements of its lieutenant commanders and senior officers.

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The APPLY Web site has been up and running for about a month now and is full of good stuff to read. You can access it at http:navyreserve.navy.mil. (Click on the APPLY logo at the top of the Web page.) There have been a lot of changes to the APPLY process for FY07; and those changes affect almost every aspect of the program, including “who,” “what,” and “when.” So, for those reasons, it is now necessary to step back and review those changes that affect our officers and the entire application process.

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An NOBC, or Navy Officer Billet Code, is simply a four digit code that describes a particular skill or qualification. According to Part C of the Manpower Guide, NOBC's "identify officer billet requirements and officer occupational experience acquired through billet experience or through a combination of education and experience." Although extremely   important, it is probably the least understood factor among officers applying for billets on the annual APPLY Board; and for that reason, we will now review the important facts and functions of this code.

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One of the most perplexing phone calls I receive on a regular basis is from officers, usually commanders, who want to know how to succeed inside a large unit. The conversation usually goes something like this: “I’ve always been in a small unit, and I’ve often been ranked ‘1 of 1’ against myself. Suddenly, I’m being grouped with thirty, or forty, or more commanders in my FITREP group. What should I do?”

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Many Navy Reserve Component (RC) officers were surprised by the announcement that unrestricted line commanders (O-5s) must complete Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I to be eligible for screening by the FY2009 Command Selection Board.

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Have you completed your JPME? Do you know what these letters mean? Do you know why it’s important
to your career?

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