Navy Recruiting Districts Becoming ‘Navy Talent Acquisition Groups’
By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is renaming its recruiting districts “Navy Talent Acquisition Groups” as part of a strategy to attract top talent from the nation’s talent pool.
In a June 7 internal directive from the chief of naval operations, the Navy approved “the request of Chief of Naval Personnel to rename the Navy recruiting district as another step in the Navy Recruiting Command’s implementation of a transformation operations model which will result in the eventual conversion of all recruiting districts into Navy talent acquisition groups.”
The directive said the “aim of the new structure is to hire the highest quality candidates from America’s diverse talent pool to assure Navy mission success.”
In accordance with the plan, Navy Recruiting District Minneapolis in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, has been renamed Navy Talent Acquisition Group Northern Plains.
In testimony before Congress in recent years, military leaders have said that they are in a “war for talent” not only among the services but with the private sector as well. In particular, the services are looking at ways to attract and retain skilled cyber warriors and others skilled in advanced technology.