EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICER
The educational services officer (ESO) is your point
of contact for all the Navys training and education
programs. The ESO gives all locally administered tests,
fills all orders for correspondence courses, and arranges
off-duty education. In short, the ESO is responsible for
all the training within and for your unit.
PURPOSE OF TRAINING
The purpose of training in the Navy is to support
and improve fleet readiness. All training in the Navy is
directed toward accomplishing the Navys mission.
Training helps you to do your job better. Remember,
training refers to skills directed to specific tasks.
On-the-job training (OJT) takes place during daily
operation and maintenance situations. In OJT you learn
to perform a task or duty while performing it. For
example, when you have a new job or are standing a
watch for the first time, someone shows you how to do
that job or what is involved in standing the watch. That
is OJT. When your supervisor corrects you or shows you
a better or faster way to do a job, that is OJT also. OJT is
usually informal; but if a group of people are being
indoctrinated about a job or watch, OJT may be
conducted in a more formal, classroomlike way. OJT is
probably the most common form of training in the Navy.
Remember, that even as you work at a familiar job,
such as painting, watch standing, boat details, and so on,
you are qualifying yourself to be a better Navy member.
Do your daily jobs with snap and precision. Your
officers and petty officers will recognize your ability
and will let you take on jobs of increased responsibility,
thereby assisting you in your overall preparation for
advancement. Moreover, a job done halfheartedly
becomes twice as boring and seems to last twice as long.
By trying to do a job faster, more economically, or more
neatly, the work becomes more interesting. At the same
time you will be training yourself in better attitudes.
During the day, your petty officers will take the
opportunity to instruct you in various jobs as they occur.
Think about what they tell and show you. Practice as
much as you can. Ask questions of experienced
personnel so that you understand what you are doing,
how and why it should be done, and why the work is
important to the Navy and to you. Dont wait for the
chief to come along and tell you what to do. Use some
initiative, observe what others do, think about what you
see, ask questions, and keep learning as you work.
GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING
G e n e r a l
m i l i t a r y
t r a i n i n g
( G M T )
nonoccupational training that all naval personnel are
required to take on a periodic basis. GMT is an
important part of the Navys Leadership Continuum.
GMT is an important source of needed booster shots. It
calls attention to the leadership responsibilities and
Navy core values at all levelsboth officer and enlisted.
At the same time, GMT makes the COs duty to provide
continuing training easier.
In the GMT, youll get training that has a
value-based approach in the following five areas:
1. Healthy lifestyles
2. Interpersonal relationships
3. Pride and professionalism in the Navy
4. Personal and professional growth
5. Risk management
Navy military training (NMT) is a part of GMT.
NMT is a combination of formal and informal training,
staff leadership, supervision, mentoring, counseling,
and positive reinforcement. NMT does this within the
framework of a strong military environment. It spans
the new Sailors first year in the Navy (after completion
of recruit training) and continues developing the
Sailors professional behavior and military knowledge
and skills the Sailor needs in military life.
NMT is a shared responsibility. The length of NMT
youll get depends on the amount of time you stay in the
training command, often less than 1 year. As you
graduate and transfer, you will continue NMT in the
Navy schools, sometimes referred to as service
schools, are divided into several classifications. Each