Q3. List some advantages of having an honorable
discharge from the Navy.
Q4. How often is the Good Conduct Medal awarded?
This chapter provides a wealth of information
useful to you in your continuing professional
The Navys Enlisted Performance Evaluation
System is a system that documents a Sailors
qualifications, performance, conduct, and increased
responsibilities. It is the Navys prime personnel
Many incentive programs are available for Navy
personnel. The purpose of incentive programs is to
attract an individual to a rewarding, enjoyable Navy
career. Other considerations that often persuade an
individual to select a Navy career are job security, paid
vacations, travel, family protection plans, retirement,
and many other incentives. Often, a combination of
these factors causes a person to choose a naval career.
Education is a key to professional development and
a better understanding of the world in which we live.
The Navy gives Sailors the opportunity to meet their
career and educational needs. Navy-sponsored
programs, as well as civilian schools, are available to all
Navy personnel. As a Navy member, you should take
part in academic programs to increase your formal
educational background and to further develop your
potential for a rewarding career in the Navy.
In this chapter we have also discussed a wide
variety of programs designed to help you in making
decisions that affect your career.
The Navy has several programs that provide
professional training and off-duty educational
opportunities. As the Navy has long recognized, the
more education you get, the more you will benefit your
organization and the Navy.
Many programs lead to a commission as a naval
officer. Each year, hundreds of enlisted personnel
receive a commission through one of these programs.
They then continue to make significant contributions to
the Navys mission as an officer.
The Navy gives various types of discharges. Your
eligibility for benefits and other programs after
separation or retirement depends on the type of
discharge you receive. An other than honorable
discharge has certain negative social effects.
The many helping resources and programs within
the Navys organization can benefit everyone. Look into
these programs. Ask questions and learn all you can
about them. They can benefit you in many ways during
your naval career.
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. The Navy uses the Goal Card Program to help
new Sailors set and achieve goals while in the
A2. Some areas covered by the Pocket Goal Card
a. DEP goals
b. Navy core values
c. Recruit training goals
d. The Sailors Creed
e. Fleet goals
f. Personal priorities (including education)
g. There is also space for Sailors to write their