Hear from Sailors about COOL Success!

This installment of On the Radar brings the third edition of COOL Success Stories—stories about how your shipmates have used Navy COOL to earn credentials and achieve success. These new stories have been also added to the Navy COOL Success Stories page, which you can find in the News and Information section. Use their examples as inspiration, and to see how easy it is to experience credentialing success!

Name: HM3 Paris Epps

Command: Fleet Surgical Team Seven, San Diego, CA

Credentials earned on Navy COOL: NHA-Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NHA-CPT)

Sailor faces camera and smiles, Navy COOL website displays in monitor behind him on the wall

“I recommend to all my brothers and sisters to use this benefit. Navy COOL is as good as using Tuition Assistance. Having a degree is great but adding certifications to that degree is the icing on the cake. Navy COOL is easy to use, just find a certification related to your rate, prior rate, a completed degree, or collateral duty; complete and submit a voucher request form; then challenge the certification exam.”

Name: CTTC Matthew Wilber

Command: Center of Information Warfare Training Detachment, GoodFellow Air Force Base, TX

Credentials earned on Navy COOL: Project Management Professional through Project Management Institute (PMI)

Sailor faces camera and smiles

“Navy COOL was exceptionally easy to use. It helped me secure a high paying job as I am transitioning from Naval Service to the private sector. The certifications I earned through Navy COOL were more important and beneficial than my under graduate degree. It is a fantastic program that meets the needs of today’s Sailors.”

Name: HM1 Jona Alvela

Command: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Credentials earned on Navy COOL: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and NHA-Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NHA-CPT)

Sailor faces camera and smiles while he holds his RPT certificate

“Great program provided by the Navy! It enables us Sailors to get certifications that will help me both in and out of the Navy. The website is easy to navigate and everything is broken down and explained well. I have two certifications so far and will be working on a few more.”