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Z-Gram #96; dated 20 July 1971

Retention Study Group Schedule

R 201335Z JUL 71
FM CNO (Z-96)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS//N01100//
RETENTION STUDY GROUP SCHEDULE

A. CNO 241635Z OCT 70

1. I RECENTLY RECEIVED THE LAST OF THE RETENTION STUDY GROUP PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULED BY REFERENCE (A). MEMBERS OF THE RETENTION STUDY GROUPS HAVE PRESENTED TO ME OVER ONE THOUSAND RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH HAVE PROVIDED THE IMPETUS FOR THE MANY OF OUR RECENT PERSONNEL INITIATIVES, OTHERS ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED, AND, ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS STAFFING IS COMPLETED.

2. THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY AND I WILL CONTINUE UTILIZING THIS FORUM AS A MEANS OF SURFACING THOSE HIGH IMPACT ITEMS WHICH MIGHT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE NAVY AND INCREASING RETENTION. IN THE FUTURE, IT IS MY INTENTION PERIODICALLY TO CONVENE STUDY GROUPS COMPOSED OF OFFICER AND ENLISTED REPRESENTATIVES FROM EVERY COMMUNITY. THESE CONFERENCES WILL DIFFER FROM PREVIOUS STUDY GROUPS IN THAT THEY WILL, IN ADDITION, BE ASKED TO REVIEW THOSE PROGRAMS AND POLICIES INITIATED THROUGHOUT THIS PAST YEAR. THIS FREQUENT FEEDBACK FROM THE FLEET AND FIELD WILL PROVIDE A MEANS BY WHICH WE CAN GAUGE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR PROGRAMS. IT WILL ALSO HELP ENSURE THAT OUR BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES ARE TAILORED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR PERSONNEL.

3. IN ADDITION, WE WILL CONTINUE TO CONVENE RETENTION STUDY GROUPS, COMPOSED OF MEMBERS OF VARIOUS COMMUNITIES, TO FORMULATE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH SPECIFICALLY PERTAIN TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. COMMENCING THIS FALL IT IS PLANNED TO CONVENE SEPARATE STUDY GROUPS OF THIS KIND FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS, MIDDLE-GRADE OFFICERS, SENIOR OFFICERS, AND A GROUP FROM NAVAL AIR STATIONS AND NAVAL STATIONS. DETAILS ON THESE AND OTHER GROUPS WILL BE PROVIDED BY SEPARATE MESSAGE. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
CNO: Chief of Naval Operations

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Published: Thu Oct 27 06:23:49 EDT 2016