2Do Sailors have to follow the Roadmap? Yes. The STG roadmap includes the four areas encompassed by the Continuum in Professional Military Education to include; Navy Professional Military Education, Joint Professional Education, Leadership and Advanced Education. Some training and education is mandatory (Recruit Training, STG “A” School at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL, NKO (E-Learning, etc…). Some may be directed by your chain of command (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint courses), and the remainder is voluntary (NKO, E-Learning, Colleges, etc.). Sailors are advised to seek out mentors, including your Command Master Chief, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Leading Chief Petty Officer, Leading Petty Officer and Command Career Counselor, and to make use of your Base Navy College or Education Office vast resources. All are uniquely qualified to help you along the way.