Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Navy's "A" and "C" schools - the Navy's public schools must challenge our Sailors and make better use of their time
The training Sailors require is a crucial part of Vice Admiral Copeman's priorities.
"If we really want our crews to fight and win, we need to lay that foundation right there in the school house," he said. "The schools - our basic, integrated and advanced training - must be focused on preparations for high-end combat operations. I think of it as improving the 'Public School System' ("A" and "C" schools) by increasing the hands-on training for our Sailors and taking a hard look if we are delivering the information in the best manner."
To start with, Admiral Copeman said he intends to invest $170 million into schoolhouse upgrades for surface engineering, with plans to do the same for combat systems and its respective school houses.
Copeman said he wants to reverse the trend of many Sailors spending large amounts of time at school only to require in-depth supervision once reporting aboard ship to do basic maintenance or watchstanding.
"Our schools must challenge our Sailors and make better use of their time," he said.
Fortunately, our schoolhouse at the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station, Pensacola Florida is doing this now.