DVIDS – News – Navy Recruiting Command Creates Region Central

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary S. Eshleman

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) formally established Region Central Command in a ceremony here Oct 1. This new command is a byproduct of the transformation that is fundamentally changing the recruiting command structure and business model.

”When transformation first started, the idea was to flatten NRC and downsize,” said Rear Adm. Dennis Velez, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. “It was quickly realized that in order to be as efficient as possible, and to help our commanding officers we needed to not only maintain Region West and Region East, but to move billets around in order to establish Region Central as well. This vision is being realized today.”

During the initial phase of transformation, NRC quickly discovered that Navy Recruiting Districts (NRDs) and Navy Recruiting Talent Acquisition Groups (NTAGs) needed to report to an intermediate regional command, so they

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DVIDS – News – Small Business Training Week 2020 focuses on future growth

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs held its annual business training virtually this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic with a message of rebuilding for future growth in small business contracting.

The event’s message and theme — Refocus. Rebuild. Resilient — was created as small businesses reel from the effects of COVID-19, said Thaddeus Martin, director of the Office of Small Business Programs at Army Materiel Command Headquarters.

“Small Business Training Week 2020 was an opportunity to refocus our efforts on the small business community by learning the best practices to help rebuild and reemerge as more resilient and better-equipped to withstand future economic impacts,” he said.

Despite the virtual event, Martin said attendees were inspired and engaged by a notable roster of speakers and variety of interactive breakout sessions.

“This event provided attendees insights on developing effective and efficient acquisition

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DVIDS – News – Planning phases nearly complete on Fort McCoy’s new 5-year business plan

Fort McCoy senior leaders are currently in phase four of developing the five-year Strategic Business Plan for fiscal years 2021-2025.

Phase four is the final development or planning phase of the Strategic Business Plan before it moves into phase five, which is implementation and reporting.

“Over the years, Fort McCoy has established a proven record of excellence for installation management,” states the Installation Management System Handbook.

Phase four includes the development of performance goals, enterprise performance measures, and action plans to guide the garrison leadership for the next five years.

Workforce feedback was solicited during phase two of the planning process, which covers the analysis of organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

The worker-generated input, which was gathered during anonymous surveys earlier in the year, helped the team develop its new strategic objectives.

While considering both internal and external feedback, Fort McCoy senior leaders have developed 40 performance goals,

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