PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — The Navy announced fiscal year (FY) 2019 General Military Training (GMT) requirements via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 226/18, released Sept. 12.
The number of mandatory topics has been reduced to five to empower commanders with a greater ability to decide what training their personnel should receive. As part of Sailor 2025’s initiatives, reducing administrative distractions continues to be a focus, as well as encouraging commanders to personally interact with their teams to share insight on the issues affecting warfighting readiness of the force.
Military GMT requirements and resources for the mandatory and 13 command-discretion training topics are available on My Navy Portal at https://my.navy.mil under the “Professional Resources” drop-down menu by selecting “General Military Training.”
The webpage provides topic-specific information such as: requirements for instructors and documentation, the ability to conduct training in combined military-civilian sessions, and links to instructor guides and other training products.
The mandatory GMT topics include: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Awareness; Suicide Prevention; Cyber Awareness; Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting; and Antiterrorism Level 1 Awareness. Privacy Act training is now a biennial requirement and will be mandated in FY-20.
Optional GMT topics that commanding officers may assign include: Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Awareness; Stress Management; Domestic Violence Prevention and Reporting; Sexual Health and Responsibility; Hazing Policy and Prevention; Personal Financial Management; Operational Risk Management (ORM); Energy Policy; Equal Opportunity/Sexual Harassment/Grievance Procedures; Combating Trafficking in Persons; Records Management; Electromagnetic Warfare; and Operations Security.
Department of the Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources maintains the official list of mandatory training for Navy civilians and supervisors of Navy civilians, both military and civilian, at https://portal.secnav.navy.mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/Training/Pages/Mandatory-Training.aspx.
Some topics such as ORM and active shooter are directed by other Navy authorities and are encouraged to be conducted as small group training.