US Navy Picks College Administrator to Overhaul Education .

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John R. Krogrer (file picture courtesy USN)

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-10 14:07:35

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has picked a highly-credentialed educational administrator, John R. Kroger, to take up the newly created publish of chief studying officer (CLO) for the Navy's broad number of instructional packages.

Kroger served for six years because the president of Reed School, a liberal arts school in Portland, Oregon recognized for its power within the humanities and the tendency of its graduates to full Ph.D. packages. He's a Marine Corps veteran, a graduate of Yale and Harvard Regulation Faculty, a former prosecutor and - most just lately - a visiting professor at Harvard Regulation and a pacesetter in residence at Harvard's Kennedy Faculty of Authorities.

Because the chief of naval schooling, Kroger will "align the efforts of the Division’s educational establishments to enhance officers' important and strategic considering." This factor of his position consists of oversight of the United States Naval Academy, Naval Conflict School, Marine Corps College and the Naval Postgraduate Faculty.

In a considerably totally different enterprise, he might be charged with finishing up the Navy's instructional reforms and making a Naval Group School (NCC) for enlisted personnel. This group school system - introduced by Spencer as a part of the submit-USS Fitzgerald reform package deal - shall be an accredited on-line system permitting U.S. marines and Navy sailors to earn an affiliate’s diploma whereas on lively obligation. Credit accrued within the NCC might be transferable to bachelor’s diploma packages at civilian universities.

In 2018, in response to the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain casualties, Secretary Spencer commissioned an unbiased inquiry into the standing of the Navy's instructional system. Along with reinstating extra formal navigation coaching for floor warfare officers, the inquiry recommended boosting funding and unifying instructional packages beneath one single authority - the chief studying officer - in an effort to facilitate oversight.