The Importance Of Training Education

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1. Senior Enlisted leaders do not have the formal training education necessary to adapt to a changing world. Our world is constantly changing and because of this our leaders must maintain an effective level of leadership and competency. Our enlisted leaders must maintain knowledge in their rating-related fields as technical expert. They are also expected to be effective in motivating our servicemen and women to complete the mission with mentoring and teaching. To do this, they must have a strong educational background. The benefits of having a degree that concentrates on applicable job related education and management would better prepare our senior members to face leadership challenges in our organization by making good use of their existing …show more content…
Another advantage to a mandated college degree for our enlisted workforce is the added technological knowledge in their career field. Many of our systems are out dated and are being phased out with the acquisition of new equipment. With this new equipment, there a possible gap in grasping the new technology of the system. Our senior enlisted members are considered our technical experts. However, in our ever changing technological world, our members’ ability to keep up is sometimes hindered by outdated “C” schools. Having an associate’s degree with a general scope of relevant technical acumen would keep our fleet up to date with technology. The learning curve would be significantly reduced and possible mission reduction would be …show more content…
One of the most apparent reasons to receive a college degree is to boost members’ earning possibilities after retirement. If they get a college degree, their chances increase to earn more money throughout their career than if only have a high school education. According to the United States Census Bureau, individuals achieve the following degree levels earned the following median annual salaries: PhD’s, $100,000 or more; master’s, $63,000; bachelor’s, $55,700; associate’s, $42,000; high school diploma, $32,500. The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma was at 9 percent in 2014 with median earnings of $488 weekly according to the England Community Outlook Survey. This survey also showed that there was a 3.5 percent unemployment rate with median weekly earnings of $1,101 for those with a bachelor’s degree. A member’s career field can have an enormous impact of yearly pay and lifetime income. For example, someone with a bachelor’s degree that works in management or engineering would more often than not earn more than someone with a master’s degree who works in education. That added fact, to the military experience, contributes to the member being more marketable after service and adds to the overall earning potential of the member after

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