September 9, 2015 – WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy’s General Military Training (GMT) plan for fiscal year 2016 outlines reduced annual requirements and a redesigned program as detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 213/15 released Sept. 8.
GMT is now in two categories, Standardized Core Training (SCT), which are annual training requirements mandated by higher authority and Navy Command-Assigned Readiness Enhancement (CARE) training, which will empower commands to direct specific training.
A portion of the CARE training will be tied to a specific platform’s deployment cycle on a biennial basis, while the remainder of the CARE topics will allow for the command to determine the most effective way to deliver the training within the fiscal year.
The specific topics and which categories they fall under are outlined in NAVADMIN 213/15.
The changes with this announcement result in a more than 40 percent reduction in the yearly mandatory GMT requirements. Navy continues to update training to allow for more effective and efficient delivery options, which includes the creation of mobile applications. The first mobile apps are expected to be available later this year and download information will be provided on the Navy’s GMT website.
Individually-completed web-based training is automatically recorded and tracked in the individual’s electronic training jacket. Command-delivered training completion is recorded in the Fleet Management and Planning System (FLTMPS) via the learning event completion form.
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) can be visited at https://www.nko.navy.mil. Once logged into NKO, select the “GMT” option under the “Personal Development” menu item to access the Navy’s GMT page.