FY-21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS:
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NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1730.7E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF
REF B IS NAVEDTRA 135C, NAVY SCHOOL MANAGEMENT MANUAL.
REF C IS A DESIGN FOR MAINTAINING MARITIME SUPERIORITY, VERSION 2.0, DECEMBER
REF D IS NAVY LEADER DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK, VERSION 3.0, MAY 2019.
REF E IS OPNAVINST 1730.1E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE NAVY.
REF F IS MCO 1730.6E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE MARINE CORPS.
REF G IS COMDTINST M1730.4C, RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES WITHIN THE COAST GUARD.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN establishes the Chief of Chaplains as program sponsors
for the professional development of Chaplain Corps (CHC) officers and
Religious Program Specialists (RP) in line with reference (a). The Chief of
Chaplains conducts annual short-course training for CHC officers and RPs to
sharpen essential techniques and practices to enhance military ministry.
This training provides continuing education units, and all chaplains and RPs
are highly encouraged to attend a convenient course in coordination with
their command and /or operational schedule. The FY-21 Professional
Development Training will consist of a total of four days and is open to all
chaplains and RPs.
2. The Professional Development Training Workshop (PDTW), conducted the
first day, focuses on Professional Naval Chaplaincy.
3. The Professional Development Training Course (PDTC), conducted the
following three days, will address Advisement and the Commander's Decision
Cycle. The PDTC will enable chaplains and RPs to deliver relevant advice and
effective religious support as required by reference (a).
4. PDTC objectives are to:
a. Define the Commander's Decision Cycle and the iterative process
b. Describe the four components of the Commander's Decision Cycle.
c. Identify the relationship between the advisor's character and the
commander's confidence in his/her advisor.
d. Develop a command advisement toolkit.
e. Identify two (2) methods of data collection in general as well as in
the Chaplain Corps.
f. Identify the policy and doctrinal foundations of command advisement.
g. Identify the two authorities under which chaplains operate (Religious
Organization and staff officer).
5. Dates and Locations
The FY-21 PDTW and PDTC are offered at the following locations:
21-24 Sep Naval Base San Diego, CA #1
04-07 Jan Naval Base Oceana, VA
11-14 Jan NAS Jacksonville, FL
15-18 Mar MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
12-15 Apr JEB Little Creek, VA
17-20 May Naval Base San Diego, CA #2
07-10 Jun NAS Pensacola, FL
14-17 Jun Naval Base Norfolk, VA
12-15 Jul Naval Base Kitsap, WA
19-22 Jul MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
02-05 Nov Kadena AB/MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
07-10 Dec MCB Kaneohe Bay, HI
08-11 Feb NAVSUPPACT Naples, Italy
02-05 Aug Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan
6. Virtual Training. Current assessments indicate that all training sites
will shift to virtual delivery. However, the final decision for virtual
training versus face-to-face training will be made at the latest 2 weeks
prior to the training event. Virtual training will be activated for all
training sites that are assessed as RED from the My Navy Portal two tier
travel tracker (COVID 19 Unrestricted Travel Tracker
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker), or if they
require a 14-day ROM period, or have a 70-person group gathering cap. If
virtual delivery is activated, the PDTW/PDTC will be delivered through the
Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Adobe Connect virtual delivery platform.
Participants are still required to register for the PDTW and PDTC via eNTRS.
For sites where virtual training is activated, a memo detailing login
instructions, participant expectations, and other helpful information will be
emailed to all registered participants no later than two weeks prior to the
7. Travel. Subject to local approval, commands are authorized to provide
funding in support of religious ministries within the command to include
funding chaplains and RPs to attend annual PDTW/PDTC according to references
(e) through (g). Participants are encouraged to attend training in their
8. Registration. Chaplains and RPs are highly encouraged to attend all four
days of training and must register for both the PDTW (CIN: A-5G-0005)
(CDP: 19MG) and PDTC (CIN: P-5G-1303) (CDP: 19MF) through the enterprise
Naval Training Reservation System (eNTRS) via self-registration or the
Service Member's command training officer. Training dates and locations can
be accessed via the Catalogue of Navy training Courses (CANTRAC).
Registration SOPs and guidance can be found at the Naval Chaplaincy School
and Center milBook site:
-chaplaincy-school-center/pages/pdtcpdtw. If Service Members encounter
issues with registration, they may contact their command training officer for
assistance. If a command training officer is unavailable Service members may
contact Mr. Jose Toledo, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Training
Management Specialist, at (401) 841-3939/DSN: (312) 841-3939 or via e-mail at
9. COVID-19. Due to the potential threat to training from COVID-19 all
prospective students are required to provide current email contact
information when registering for training seats in eNTRS. Email will be the
communication method for shifting training from face to face delivery to
virtual delivery, potentially on short notice if a second wave of infection
10. Course Material/Site Sheets. Read-ahead material is required for the
PDTW and the PDTC and is posted on the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
milBook site. To assist the Service Member with travel planning, site sheets
for each training venue are also available via milBook:
11. This NAVADMIN is cancelled for record purposes on 30 September 2021.
12. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff on behalf of
Rear Admiral Brent Scott, Chief of Chaplains.//