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    Department of Defense Principal Deputy Inspector General Tours SWESC and CSCSU

    Department of Defense Principal Deputy Inspector General Tours SWESC and CSCSU

    Photo By Brian Walsh | GREAT LAKES, Ill. (January 16, 2020) Mr. Glenn Fine, Department of Defense Principal...... read more read more



    Story by Brian Walsh 

    Training Support Center Great Lakes

    Glenn Fine, Department of Defense Principal Deputy Inspector General, Performing the Duties of Inspector General, toured Surface Warfare Engineering School Command (SWESC) and Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU) Great Lakes Jan. 16.

    Mr. Fine observed the interactive courseware training, electronic classrooms, labs and simulation methods used to provide the fleet with highly trained Sailors.

    “This was my first visit to the Naval Station Great Lakes. I appreciate learning how the Great Lakes learning sites prepares sailors to do complex tasks in challenging conditions. Readiness is very important. It takes knowledge, teamwork, and training, and that starts here at the training base,” said Fine.

    Mr. Fine also met and interacted with chiefs, young officers and petty officers conducting and undergoing the training.

    The visit began at SWESC Great Lakes where he was shown the training facilities of Basic Engineering Common Core (BECC).

    BECC balances Computer Based Training with hands-on labs, instructor-led classroom training with realistic simulations creating an Integrated Learning Environment. Fine also visited the SICLOS Lab, Purifier Lab, and LPD 17 Maintainer Course where students gain knowledge and skills to maintain engineering control systems in the fleet.

    The next stop on the tour was at Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU) Great Lakes at the Gunner's Mate “A” School's Fire Arms Training Simulator and Electronics Technician/Fire Controlman “A” School Surface Training Advanced Virtual Environment (STAVE)-Combat Systems (CS) T1 RADAR partial task trainer.

    “The combination of technology and dedicated instructors give Sailors the opportunity to learn how to work together to accomplish their important and challenging missions,” said Fine.

    Fine also walked through Operations Specialist (OS) “A” School’s Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) modernization training classroom and the Voyage Management System (VMS) lab.

    “It was a pleasure showing Mr. Glenn Fine the training we provide to Sailors,” said CSCSU Great Lakes Commanding Officer Capt. Ricardo Enriquez. “Our Combat Systems and OS courses serve as examples of how RRL and STAVE-CS are shaping a more capable and lethal force. Through innovative solutions, we are moving away from the traditional podium training toward a more immersive modernized learning environment led by an instructor that greatly improves student retention, translating to confident and competent Fleet Sailors who know how to fight and win.”



    Date Taken: 01.16.2020
    Date Posted: 01.17.2020 15:12
    Story ID: 359640
    Location: GREAT LAKES, IL, US 

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