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@USNPEOPLE Weekly Wire: March 28, 2014

28 March 2014

From Chief of Naval Personnel public affairs

Important news and information from the staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel for leaders to share with Sailors and their families.

Important news and information on current personnel issues affecting the Fleet for leaders to share with Sailors and their families:

1) Greenert: Forward Presence is Navy, Marine Corps Mandate / 25 MAR 14

"Forward presence is our mandate," the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said. By operating from forward locations, the Navy and Marine Corps provide President Barack Obama with options to deal promptly with global contingencies, he explained.

"As we conclude over a decade of wars and bring our ground forces home from extended stability operations, your naval forces will remain on watch," Greenert said.

2) CNP Testifies on Sailor and Family Readiness / 25 MAR 14

The tough choices made in the FY 15 budget maintain quality of service for Sailors,Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran said, adding that the focus is improving manning at sea, retaining the Navy's best and brightest and increasing the readiness of Sailors and their families.

3) MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more / 24 MAR 14

By Mark Faram, Navy Times

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens discussed his vision and priorities for the fleet in a wide-ranging sit-down interview with Navy Times, detailing his plans for uniform updates, chief training, tabletdevices, re-up rules and more.

“They have a working group right now is evaluating the use of a smart device. The goal is sometime later this year to get a smart device in the hands of two divisions [of recruits],” Stevens said.

4) CNP Answers Your Questions from World-Wide All Hands Call / 24 MAR 14

By Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran

We received an enormous response from the fleet, and as promised, here are answers to the questions we couldn't get to during our allotted time. We encourage you to keep sending us your feedback.

5) Study: Recent veterans are succeeding in college / 24 MAR 14

By Gregg Zoroya, USA Today

The research released by the Student Veterans of America service organization is the first in-depth look at how those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are performing in college. While analysts say results could be better, the numbers appear to refute reports — some in the media, some anecdotal — that most of these veterans are dropping out or failing in college.

About one in three of the veterans earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

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