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NETC Selects Civilians of the Quarter

28 November 2018
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced employees selected as civilians of the quarter (COQ) for the third quarter, Nov. 28.

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced employees selected as civilians of the quarter (COQ) for the third quarter, Nov. 28.

Dawn Coleman is the Junior COQ, and Shirley Folmar is the Senior COQ. 

Coleman joined the NETC N3 supply chain operations division in Millington, Tennessee, earlier this year as a program and management analyst, serving as an accession demand planner for active-duty and Reserve accessions.  She formulated business rules that improved the flow of Sailors between Navy Recruiting Command and Recruit Training Command caused by an increased fourth quarter accession mission coupled with a challenging recruiting environment. 

 “Dawn developed the prototype of a new visual weekly shipping calendar model, which is now used by both commands to better track expected daily arrivals of recruits at boot camp,” said Kent Miller, N3 director. “This has had a significant impact for our incoming future Sailors. It’s behind-the-scenes work and high-energy initiative like Dawn’s that really helps to make our force development mission continually improve and be a success.”

Coleman also ensured NETC’s directed governance for recruitment and training as outlined in the Fiscal Year (FY) 18 Enlisted Recruiting Goals, Policies and Training Guidance was meticulously followed resulting in the successful accession planning, recruitment and training of over 15,000 fourth quarter Sailors in FY18.

As the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Customer Technical Representatives program manager in NETC’s N6 information technology division in Pensacola, Florida, Folmar is the lead advocate for NETC’s more than 14,000 NMCI users. She directs six deputy customer technical representatives who oversee over 100 activity customer technical representatives across the continental United States. 

They recently upgraded 14,076 unclassified and 847 secret seats from Windows 7 to Windows 10 as part of the overall Department of the Navy upgrade.

“Shirley and her team not only completed the upgrade all NETC workstations on time, but they did so with a relentless desire to minimizing impacts to NETC users,” said Robyn Baker, NETC’s N6 command information officer.  “Both her personal and her team efforts resulted in NETC’s ongoing reporting metrics for completion leading all major Echelon II commands across the Navy while user disruptions were extremely few and far between.  We’re all very proud of what they are achieving every day.”

At the same time, Folmar worked to meet unique remote requirements for NETC users at NROTC units not co-located with naval facilities and pursued wireless capabilities at NETC learning sites.  These initiatives saved money and increased productivity.

NETC recruits and trains those who serve our nation, taking them from “street to fleet” by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.


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