WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro met with his recently established Naval Education Task Force at the Pentagon Feb. 24 to kick off the group’s efforts in reviewing the Department’s Naval University System.
The task force, comprised of senior-level subject matter experts in education, leadership, talent management and development, and transformational change includes individuals with enlisted, officer, and non-military backgrounds.
The task force received introductory briefs by stakeholders in the Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. They also visited the Marine Corps University and the U.S. Naval Community College, with future visits planned to the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School, and Naval War College.
The task force will brief the Secretary on findings and observations suggested to strengthen the Department’s alignment with SECNAV’s One Navy-Marine Corps Team: Strategic Guidance, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger’s Force Design 2030 to modernize the expeditionary posture of the Marine Corps, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday’s Navigation Plan to expand our fleet capabilities for distributed operations.
Naval Education Task Force Members include:
- Dr. Mark Hagerott, Chancellor for the North Dakota University System (Task Force Chair)
- Vice Adm. William “Ted” Carter, USN (Ret), President of University of Nebraska
- Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, USMC (Ret)
- Ms. Steffanie Easter, Vice President of Strategy and Planning Defense and Civilian Sector, SAIC
- Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, USMC (Ret)
- Dr. Lisette Nieves, President of the Fund for New York City
- Dr. Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy and External Relations at the College Board