Navy personnel officials officially unveiled a new web portal to give sailors a single place to find all their personnel, training and education information.
Sailors have long asked for a single log-in site as the Navy gradually has moved to online personnel records as well as web-based customer service and this is the first step to realizing that goal.
“My Navy Portal,” the initial release, or beta test, is the first step to giving sailors direct access to their personnel information that is now spread across multiple websites.
But, officials warn, it’s not yet a single login for all their Navy content. That capability is coming, they say.
“Sailors have been asking for a platform that allows them to access their personnel information in one location,” said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke in a statement released Feb. 17 announcing the test.
“While there is still much work to be done on My Navy Portal, this is the first step in providing a consolidated one-stop shop for sailors’ personnel information. Our sailors deserve a modern personnel system and we are committed to giving it to them.”
Officially the beta test will be small, according to Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Christensen, spokesman for the chief of naval personnel.
“Approximately 100 individuals from a variety of commands will be designated as “official” My Navy Portal beta testers,” he said “That said, fleet users who are not designated beta testers can do so, and are strongly encouraged to provide comments and recommendations for the improvement of the portal’s capability,” Christensen said.