Navy PCS Part III: Prerequisites

Before I could take my position as a Navy instructor in Great Lakes Navy Base in Illinois, I needed to become qualified as an instructor. The first time I tried to go through the school, last month, I missed out because of my weight. I now know that that was ordained by God, although that fact doesn't make me less responsible. At any rate, before I could PCS and begin my journey in Great Lakes, I needed to become qualified to teach.

Enter the men and women who teach the 9502 NEC, which is the instructor classification. For two weeks, I learned how to teach both a traditional class and the more facilitated Computer Based Training (CBT). I passed with flying colors! Ok, that's not that big of a deal because everyone passed with the same colors, but I was called by one instructor a "natural" and that made me feel very, very good.

There is still a lot to learn, but for now, I can rest a little knowing that I got the major hurdle out of the way. We leave for Great Lakes next week! Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Ah... CBT. Funny how some acronyms are the same even in the civilian world. Joel has done lots of CBT. To say he's not a fan is an understatement. :)

Dan said...

You can tell him that I definitely have my opinions, and that I think he and I share the same ones.