What’s Missing in Navy Personnel Performance?
The Navy excels at transforming high-school graduates into skilled technical experts. Yet each year, approximately 8,000 to 12,000 active-duty enlisted personnel leave the force early, unable to meet their personal aspirations. This represents a huge loss in return on investment for the Navy.1 Ironically, unsatisfactory job performance is rarely the root cause of attrition, but rather it is poor decision-making in the individual’s personal life. The Navy’s relative lack of a systematic, comprehensive approach to educate, train, coach, and counsel personnel regarding the “other 12 hours” of the 24/7 environment results in the vast majority of psychological health disorders and suicides, reduced resiliency, and personnel loss.