PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — January 29, 2016 — Sailors can now access several tools and resources found on Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) via their mobile devices with a new Navy COOL application that launched Jan. 28.
The Navy COOL app, available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices, is designed to help Sailors, both enlisted and officer, to find information on credentialing, career development, and civilian crosswalks related to their military occupation.
“This new app provides an expanded capability for Sailors to help them translate the skills they’ve learned on the job into civilian credentials, career growth opportunities and related civilian occupations,” said Keith Boring, Navy COOL program manager. “The app is a great complement to our newly redesigned website and provides extra features that I think Sailors will find handy to have at their fingertips.”
Besides credentialing information, the app provides enlisted members with Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDRs), which are rating-specific online guides that explain in detail what Sailors need to succeed at specific points in their career. Additional app features include snapshots of related civilian occupations and United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) trades, along with generic joint service transcripts associated with each enlisted Navy rating.
Rating Information Cards also provide summary information such as school locations, training time, qualifications and working environment. These and the other features within the app are particularly useful for recruiters and career counselors, especially when they are on the go, as they advise potential recruits and Sailors of professional options available to them.
“The Navy COOL app is another valuable tool that will provide training and resources to our Sailors to support their Navy career and beyond,” said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander Naval Education and Training Command. “We want to ensure, especially with today’s younger generation that we’re giving them the means and tools to access information wherever they are, when they want it and in ways they find most convenient for them.”
For enlisted Sailors and veterans who are not using Navy COOL to fund credentialing exams and fees, the app also provides a gateway to Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill funding options.
The Navy COOL app is a bring-your-own device (BYOD) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the NMCI domain. Users can download the Navy COOL app from the Apple store and Google Play Store at no cost.
The Navy COOL app is the latest in a series of apps produced by the U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240). Other recent apps include the Final Multiple Score Calculator, Operations Security General Military Training (GMT), and Domestic Violence GMT.
To find the free Navy COOL app, search “Navy COOL” in app stores or in your web browser.
The Navy COOL office is located at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station. CID is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence.