NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Center for Service Support (CSS) was named a recipient of four 2013 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Training Excellence Awards for superior accomplishment in supporting NETC's training vision.
Capt. Mark S. Murphy, CSS commanding officer, said the awards recognize learning centers that demonstrate the highest standards of training excellence, while delivering fully trained, mission ready Sailors to naval forces.
"These awards also recognize the hard work and dedication of the entire CSS workforce - instructors and support staff - from our headquarters and our seven learning sites," said Murphy. "It is an honor to be part of an organization that showcases high levels of personal and professional excellence."
CSS was awarded the Curriculum Management (Black "T"), Planning and Programming (Silver "T"), Logistic Management Award (Blue "T") and Training Support Management (Bronze "T") awards.
The Training Excellence Award competition is structured to resemble the Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") competition throughout the fleet; recognizing sustained superior performance in an operational environment within a command.
According to Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Ray Rosado, the success or failure of Navy units at sea or ashore begins and ends with Sailors trained in the Navy's myriad learning centers and schoolhouses.
"We must understand the importance of the training processes," said Rosado. "The training pipeline affects everyone. Achieving successes in these programs leads to stronger commands with fleet-ready Sailors."
"We talk to our instructors, curriculum managers and program leaders every day about the importance of instilling the basics in our students," said Rosado. "I expect our Sailors to have knowledge about Navy programs and understand the importance of each program."
Rosado also expects Sailors and staff members alike to to seek guidance if there are aspects of programs that they don't fully understand.
"We should have a healthy, professional relationship with the Sailors we instruct," said Rosado. "CSS and its instructors are helping mold the Sailors of the future."
CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the fleet's warfighting mission. More than 300 staff and faculty work hand-in-hand with the fleet and are dedicated to ensure training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.