Story Number: NNS140306-16Release Date: 3/6/2014 3:52:00 PM
By Lt. Cmdr. Carla Berry, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Public Affairs
COLUMBIA, S.C. (NNS) -- The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC) was recognized for outstanding performance March 6, with the receipt of three 2013 Training Excellence Awards (TEA) from Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in support of the NETC training vision.
Capt. Kyle Fauntleroy, chaplain and NCSC's commanding officer, said receiving the awards highlighted the work of both the military and civilian staff, with the assistance of mentorship from NETC.
"We are honored to receive this recognition highlighting the professional and very personal dedication of every staff member, military and civilian," said Fauntleroy. "As a young center, we have worked hard within the guidance and mentorship of NETC. Without their professional direction we would not be where we are today. Fleet readiness starts here."
NCSC was awarded the Curriculum Management (Black T), Training Production Management (Green T), and Training Support Management (Bronze T) awards.
A plaque and burgee, which is a small, triangle-shaped flag, will be presented to all NETC award winners.
Senior Chief Religious Programs Specialist Scott Shields, NCSC's senior enlisted leader, noted that the awards are a representation of the curriculum delivering timely and relevant training.
"These awards are a representation of the excellence that is emulated by the chaplains and religious program specialists in the fleet," said Shields. "The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center staff works extremely hard to ensure our curriculum delivers timely and relevant training. Commanders can be confident that our chaplains and RPs are thoroughly equipped to serve the war fighter and their families. We are devoted to building ethical foundations and strengthening spiritual resilience."
NCSC equips chaplains and religious program specialists for professional religious ministry in the sea services. NCSC has 24 instructors and staff (enlisted, officer, and civilian). In 2013, 911 Sailors graduated from 10 separate courses.