Serving in the Navy as an instructor can be very rewarding, but it can be an activity that you take several different methods to get to. Instruction and training are crucial to the modern mission of the Navy, and becoming an instructor is a selection that can benefit you as the individual and also the Navy as a whole. With the advanced state of electronics and machinery, having trained personnel act as instructors to train, teach and instruct is a vital part of the Navy Mission.
At times the instructors in a given subject are higher ranking senior personnel, and this is often because they have become experts in the subject matter or rating that they are involved with, and they are thus pressed into service to become instructors. But there are also lower ranking instructors that want to share their experiences, or who also are relative experts in their training field. For these individuals, acting as a Navy enlisted instructor is a smart course of action.
Duty as a Navy educational specialist can be a variable type of experience, with all of the different types of sea duty, shore duty, and the variety of Navy mission, it’s a matter of finding where your skills can be utilized best and figuring how to be assigned duty in that area. With the different types of educational training needed in the Navy, often people who are trained are evaluated as they are trained by schools, and by trainers, sometimes the sharpest students are offered a position to assist in training others. As different people learn they are expected to be able to help relate and share what they have learned with other sailors, and to enrich the learning environment for all Navy users.
Part of working as a Navy Educational support instructor is your ability to work with others. Are you a team player, and do you find opportunities to encourage others, or to help others learn key concepts? Are you a person that feels comfortable in assisting fellow Navy personnel both in the classroom and in the field? If so, then you may be well suited to become an Educational Navy Specialist. Instructor and educator requirements in the Navy varies, but it starts normally with formal instruction at one of the many US Navy Classroom training centers. These centers help teach some of the basics of the US Naval education system, and to help new instructors learn how to present material.