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Correspondence Course Review

I was at the IRR muster in Norfolk Sep 8/9. Someone asked about the reduction in correspondence courses and NRTC courses going to NEL behind a CAC firewall. PERS-93 said that correspondence courses will eventually be going away. They didn’t specify when exactly.
 

Sam I am

Average looking, not a farmer.
Looks like the NRTC honey hole is going away. It's too bad as it feels very deliberate against IRR types, which is frustrating. As I remember, when I attended taps class and heard other briefs required on check out, we were encouraged to join the reserves and the IRR. Seems very disingenuous now.
 
Looks like the NRTC honey hole is going away. It's too bad as it feels very deliberate against IRR types, which is frustrating. As I remember, when I attended taps class and heard other briefs required on check out, we were encouraged to join the reserves and the IRR. Seems very disingenuous now.
I think this is the Navy playing chess. The need for folks to join/affiliate (either active or SELRES) calls for new strategies to make recruiting mission. Drying up the well for correspondence courses places an IRR member in a tight position to achieve retirement. Almost "forces" you into SELRES if the member really wants to reach the finish line.
 

bubblehead

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Looks like the NRTC honey hole is going away. It's too bad as it feels very deliberate against IRR types, which is frustrating. As I remember, when I attended taps class and heard other briefs required on check out, we were encouraged to join the reserves and the IRR. Seems very disingenuous now.
It's a strategy against the IRR-ASP folks. It's been a long time coming.
 

Duncan Idaho

I like cheese.
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... As I remember, when I attended taps class and heard other briefs required on check out, we were encouraged to join the reserves and the IRR. Seems very disingenuous now.
Yup. Circa 2004, we weren't going to be "reservists". We were going to be "re-serve-ists." There was the push to remove the R from USNR and everyone would just be USN.
 
Email sent by Don Squibb on 9/21 states that "If you are IRR, please contact NPC Customer Service at 1-866-827-5672 or 800-535-2699 for access" for the new E-Learning site. Has anyone had success or problems doing this?
 

bubblehead

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Looks like the NRTC honey hole is going away. It's too bad as it feels very deliberate against IRR types, which is frustrating..
It's only deliberate against the IRR-ASP, which numbers close to 50,000 people (see my other thread).

If I had the option of dropping to the IRR-ASP and finishing out my last four by doing nothing but courses to meet the annual point requirement, I would jump on it in a heartbeat.
 
If anyone out there thinks Marinenet is only for Marines or requires a proctor for all courses...not true. It's open, NON-CAC, and only certain courses require a Proctor. There are some "Whale" courses available too. The foreign language courses are high point values, do not require a proctor, but do require effort...you actually have to learn the material. The material is not overly difficult. No Charity here, but if you're up to the challenge the point values are commensurate.
Can anyone confirm that the MarineNet courses are approved for 1315 (pilot) designators? Thx in advance! Asking for a buddy :)
 

Sam I am

Average looking, not a farmer.
There shouldn't be a problem with those. I did a couple foreign language courses on JKO (Joint KNowledge Online) and PERs accepted them no problem. THat was back in 2016 though.
 
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