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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The birthday of Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED) is May 14, and the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) is asking in advance for Sailors' help in celebrating 40 years of their educational successes.

"We are looking for current and former Sailors to share their successes as a result of using Navy VOLED programs," said CPPD Commanding Officer Capt. John Newcomer. "Throughout my career, I've seen many, many Sailors achieve incredible things as a result of VOLED programs. We want to give Sailors a chance to share those successes and also inspire other Sailors to achieve their own educational goals."

VOLED programs include Tuition Assistance, Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), and United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).

Through the month of May, submitted photos and stories will be posted on CPPD's Facebook and Twitter pages, along with the hashtags #NavyVOLED #My5Words.

Former and current Sailors who agree to their photo being used in social media for this celebration should follow these directions:

  1. Decide what five words state how your participation in Navy Voluntary Education has helped you succeed.
  2. Write those five words clearly on a piece of paper (at least 8" x 10" in size).
  3. Take a photo of you holding the sign with your five words. (Your face and sign must be in focus with no CACs/badges/classified or sensitive information showing. Please consider if a particular background setting in the photo can help tell your success story - ship or sub bridge, operational/expeditionary setting, aircraft/flight deck, a flight line, pierside, operating room, etc.)
  4. Email it to CPPDFeedback@navy.mil by May 30 along with the following information, which is helpful, but not mandatory:

Name:

Former/current rating:

# of years in the Navy :

Degree / USMAP certificate achieved: (AA, MS in Ed., PhD in ...)

Current job title:

Any other information you'd like to include:

May 1 through 31, CPPD will post photos, along with each person's name, rank and/or what they accomplished and the hashtags #NavyVOLED #My5Words.

"We'll also be inviting Sailors to share their own five words of success in their personal social media accounts in May using the #NavyVOLED #My5Words hashtags in their posts," said Newcomer. "We're looking forward to everyone joining in our Navywide celebration. I'm already thinking about my own five words."

For questions about the VOLED celebration, contact CPPD at CPPDFeedback@navy.mil or 757-492-5642 (DSN 492).

For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd and www.navy.mil/local/voledpao.

For more information on the Navy College Program, visit www.navycollege.navy.mil.

Find CPPD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Center-for-Personal-and-Professional-Development and on Twitter.

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