San Diego, California - The second annual Career Development Symposium (CDS) is coming to San Diego, California, on September 20-21 at the Anchors Conference Center, located near the "dry-side" of Naval Base San Diego.

The symposium, hosted by Navy Personnel Command (NPC), is designed to inform enlisted Sailors of opportunities to navigate their own careers, as well as to inform senior enlisted, junior officers and officers who lead enlisted Sailors. The theme of this year's symposium is "Take Charge of Your Career."

"Career Development Symposium 2017 aims to empower Sailors with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their career," said NPC Force Master Chief Tuck Williams. "It is a great opportunity for Sailors to engage directly with detailers and get answers to their career questions."

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from senior Navy leaders about leadership, policies, and how to make the most of opportunities offered in the Navy. CDS is scheduled to feature Navy leadership including Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano. Additionally, subject matter experts will lead sessions on topics such as the detailing process, changes to Career Management System Interactive Detailing CMS-ID, and the new Blended Retirement System.

Many enlisted detailers and community managers will be on-site to interact and discuss career management with Sailors from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.