Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk isn’t just listening to the fleet; he’s at work addressing their concerns.
In a recent Daily News Update, VADM Buskirk said he is working to “remove some of the angst Sailors are expressing” to him regarding Perform to Serve (PTS).
“They want improvements to PTS so they can know sooner in the cycle about whether they have a quota or not…,” Van Buskirk said. “They want to know if they have an opportunity to stay in the service, in the reserves. And I think we owe that to them.”
Identifying stressors and finding ways to mitigate them is the essence of Operational Stress Control. Helping Sailors know what to expect and giving them more time to control their futures are ways to build resilience. There are changes coming to PTS but it is here to stay.
VADM Buskirk said, “I think the great thing about perform to serve is the flexibility that the program offers us. I think it is a sound program and a very good program and the one that we’re going to continue to execute …”
For more information on PTS go to npc.navy.mil or see your command career counselor.