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A student at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center walks across the seafloor during surface supplied diving operations in Panama City, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

The process at NAVET/OSVET is pretty simple.  Our NAVET's (Navy Veterans), will arrive at RTC and proceed through medical, dental,  uniform issue, and do a Physical Fitness Assessment at Freedom Hall.  NAVET's are also required to go to SAPR-S class and a BNO taught class for UCMJ.   This can all be done in a week

OSVET'S (Other Service Veterans, have to complete all the above and everything listed below.  Since SN COURSEY is coming from the Army National Guard, he will have to attend all classes below, which I make a schedule available to him daily on when the classes are offered.  OSVET mandatory classes:

Basic swim qualificationSeamanshipMarlenspikeWeapons SimulatorLive FireBasic Damage ControlFire Fighting 1Fire Fighting 2BattlestationsBNO taught "Uniforms and Grooming"BNO taught "Customs and Courtesies"

I meet with everyone at Quarters on Friday at 1100, and throughout the week I am in contact with them via cell phone.  I also have a board with everyone's name on it and all their required courses on it and a "red" or "green" marker on the courses they have either completed or not completed.  This should be updated daily by the member.

My system is pretty easy over here, and I have no problem with my guys working with DIVMO, as long as they get their required courses done.  Once they get their first paycheck and their required courses are done, that is when I will call the detailer and get them orders across the street.  The whole process should not take more than two months, unless something is wrong with their Special Physical.

I hope this was enough information, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  Please save this email as a reference for future NAVET/OSVET's that come your way. We seem to be getting more Special Program candidates lately.  Thank you so much for your help!

© Mark Negele 2016