"As a detailer, my job is to set you up for success, do my part in getting you promoted/screened for the next career milestone, and provide you with the career advice you need to move onward and upward."—From the Navy Personnel Command detailers' Web site.
Exactly what is the detailer's job? How do they set you up for success, get you promoted, and provide you with the career advice required to move onward and upward?
Since my first interaction with detailers as a seaman in 1975, the story has been very much the same—choose from three or four assignments and then go do something else. Detailers use the "Detailing Triad"—needs of the Navy, career requirements of the sailor, and desires of the individual. This is no way to manage a Navy career. With the advent of the Navy's Human Capital Strategy, the old method of detailing is no longer acceptable.