USA: CNIC Announces 2012-2013 Schedule for Pre-Separation Counseling Training Course

CNIC Announces 2012-2013 Schedule for Pre-Separation Counseling Training Course

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) recently announced the 2012-2013 schedule for Pre-Separation Counseling Training Course.

The curriculum was designed to establish Department of Defense (DOD) minimum standards for the delivery of pre-separation counseling to all military personnel transitioning from active duty.

“Ensuring a smooth transition for our separating and retiring service members is paramount,” said Rise Ruhl, CNIC Military Support Section Lead. “This course provides a stronger, more comprehensive understanding of the checklist and its importance for career counselors. By preparing our Command Career Counselors (CCC), they can start service members and their families on the right path to their transition.”

The course also provides participants with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the law, DOD guidance, and timelines related to pre-separation counseling.

Ruhl also said pre-separation counseling is the first step for Sailors getting out of the Navy and career counselors who have taken the course can better prepare service members as they begin the transition process.

Attendance in this course is limited to active duty Navy CCCs and personnel holding NEC-9588, in the pay grade of E6 to E9. Petty officer second class career counselors may also be able to attend on a case-by-case basis. Participants must have at least one year remaining on their present tour and currently performing primary duties as a Command Career Counselor. Also, Reserve Component Navy Counselors and/or personnel holding NEC-9588 at locations with large concentration of Full Time Support (FTS) personnel are welcome to attend.

While the majority of these training classes take place at the National Learning Center in Denver, this year an off-site training will be held in Norfolk. All participants must submit a completed nomination form signed by an authorized official at the command. Forms can either be faxed or sent electronically. All nomination forms must be received no later than 60 days prior to the scheduled class with the exception of the classes convening in September and October 2012. Travel to the National Learning Center is provided at no cost to the command.

The training dates in Denver are as follows: Sept. 17-21, 2012; Oct. 22-26, 2012, Dec. 3-7, 2012; Jan. 7-11, 2013; Feb. 4-8, 2013; 25 Feb. 25 – Mar. 1, 2013; Apr. 15-19, 2013; and May 6-10, 2013. The training dates for the Norfolk Off-site location is Nov. 5-9, 2012.

Naval Today Staff, July 30, 2012; Image: US Navy