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!