Navy stands up Center for Service Support – Around the Fleet

Navy stands up Center for Service Support – Around the Fleet – Brief Article

Andy LT Gist

One of the latest products of the Navy’s Revolution in Training, the Center for Service Support (CSS), provisionally stood up operations Oct. 1.

The Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS), Athens, Ga., is the site of the new learning center, which is designed to be the knowledge manager for 16 enlisted ratings: aviation storekeeper/storekeeper; disbursing clerk; draftsman; journalist; lithographer; legalman; mess management specialist; musician; navy counselor; postal clerk; photographer’s mate; personnelman; religious program specialist; ship’s serviceman; and yeoman.

The CSS will be directly responsible for the personal and professional career development of more than 46,000 enlisted Sailors in the logistics, administrative and media ratings. The center will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining the highly detailed professional development continuums that define the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), Sailors must master to achieve specific career milestones.

The supply school’s record of training excellence and focus on service oriented training, including logistics and supply, make Athens a natural fit.

“The center is new business for NSCS, but its location in Athens is a testament to the reputation of the school as a center of excellence in Navy education and training’ said CSS Commanding Officer CAPT Bob Monette, who will continue to guide the NSCS as its commanding officer as well. “I highly encourage everyone involved in these enlisted communities to go to the Web site and see what we are doing and provide feedback. The revolution is for Sailors, we need Sailor input to be successful.”

To learn more about the Center for Service Support and the Navy’s Revolution in Training, log onto www.nko.navy.mil

For related news, visit the Naval Personnel Development Command/Task Force EXCEL Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/tfe.

Story by LTAndy Gist, assigned to Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga.

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