R 232056Z FEB 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/FEB//
SUBJ/FY-16 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS
NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAVINST 1730.7D, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. REF (B) IS SECNAVINST 5351.1, PROFESSIONAL NAVAL
CHAPLAINCY. REF (C) IS SECNAVINST 1730.10, CHAPLAIN ADVISEMENT AND LIAISON.
REF (D) IS OPNAVINST 1730.1E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE NAVY. REF (E) IS MCO
1730.6E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE MARINE CORPS. REF (F) IS COMDTINST
1730.4C, RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES WITHIN THE COAST GUARD.//
RMKS/1. Per reference (a), this NAVADMIN establishes the Chief of Chaplains
as program sponsor for the professional development of Chaplain Corps (CHC)
officers and enlisted Religious Program Specialists (RP). The Chief of
Chaplains conducts annual short-course training for CHC and RPs to enhance
essential techniques and practices of their profession, per reference (b).
This annual training also provides an opportunity for chaplains to obtain
continuing education units which may be required to maintain their
credentials with their religious organizations.
2. The FY-16 Professional Development Training will consist of a total four
days. The first day will be a Professional Development Training Workshop
(PDTW) focusing on Professional Naval Chaplaincy. It is open to chaplains
and RPs of all pay grades. Per reference (b), the workshop will enhance the
capability and competencies of chaplains and RPs to meet professional
standards, develop leaders, and build community.
3. The next three days will be a Professional Development Training Course
(PDTC) focusing on "The Role of Chaplaincy in Cultivating Ethical Leaders."
This course is a mission essential training requirement. It is open to
chaplains and senior RPs (E-6 and above) only. The training will analyze the
role of chaplaincy in providing the moral and ethical advisement to the
command and will identify best practices and models for the development of
ethical leaders as required by references (a) and (c). The PDTC was
in alignment with the Navy Leader Development Strategy, released in January
4. The FY-16 PDTW and Course are offered at the following CONUS and OCONUS
07-10 Mar 2016 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
29 Mar-01 Apr 2016 Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
11-14 Apr 2016 Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
25-28 Apr 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
16-19 May 2016 Marine Corps Base Butler, Okinawa, Japan
06-09 Jun 2016 Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy
27-30 Jun 2016 Naval Base Kitsap, WA
11-14 Jul 2016 Naval Station Norfolk, VA
5. Subject to local approval, commands are authorized to provide
appropriated funds in support of religious ministries within the command to
include funding chaplains and senior RPs to attend annual PDTCs per
references (d) through (f).
6. Chaplains and RPs can register for the FY-16 Professional Development
Training through the Enterprise Navy Training Reservation System.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Chaplains and RPs must
register separately for the PDTW (CIN: A-5G-0005, CDP: 06ZZ) and the PDTC
(CIN: P-5G-1303, CDP: 07A2). Participants are encouraged to attend the
training in their local area.
7. The point of contact for registration issues should be directed to the
Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Training Management Specialist, is Mr.
John F. Lee at (803)751-9018/DSN 734 or via e-mail at
8. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//