population? How do the Navys trainers ensure needed standardization and carry out required
changes? The answer is that the Navy uses a systems approach to training. One of the purposes
of this manual is to acquaint you with the details of the Navys formal training system and the
educational concepts upon which it is based.
THE NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM
T h e p u r p o s e o f a ny
approach is to provide a method by
which an organization can analyze
and apply all the elements that
make up the system (fig. 1-1). The
purpose of the Navys training
system is to ensure a systematic
approach for determining what to
train and how best to accomplish
To understand the
a p p r o a c h to
visualize Navy training as a system
with three distinct but interrelated
preparation to train,
delivery of training, and evaluation
The success of the entire system
depends upon the effectiveness of
t h e i n d i v i d u a l e l e m e n t s . An
m u s t g i v e e q u al
attention and emphasis to each
element of the system and to how
each element relates to the others.
Therefore, the training of Navy
trainers must address tasks in
three elements of the system.
PREPARATION TO TRAIN
Before the Navy can provide
training, it must determine training
requirements; develop training; and
developers, and training managers
Therefore, it uses a
planning process through which it
Figure 1-1.-The Navy training system.
Figure 1-2.-Preparation to train.