The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) was recognized, along with three other organizations, as the winner of the 2014 Best Workforce Development Program in the U.S. Government award, Dec. 1.
The eighth-annual award was sponsored by the Human Capital Management for Government (HCMG) Training Series, which recognizes the best programs across all the agencies in the federal government for advancing opportunities for high-performing employees, workforce development and innovation.
Gettysburg was the only operational unit in the U.S. military among this year’s finalists.
In 2013, Gettysburg was recognized by the fleet commander with the Battenberg Cup, awarded annually to the best all-around ship, submarine and aircraft carrier in the fleet.
Also, Gettysburg Sailors achieved triple the Navywide advancement rate for chief petty officers. In 2014, 96 percent of the crew was advanced to the next pay grade, recognized with a personal award or earned a warfare qualification. Ninety-nine percent of the ship’s petty officers earned their warfare qualifications on deployment, and every Gettysburg officer is warfare qualified.
Homeported in Mayport, Florida, Gettysburg is in the middle of an 11-month maintenance period, which will include significant upgrades to its hull and engineering plant.
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