Saturday, November 20, 2010

Today's Junior NCO Leadership, on Midrats

We all know about the ground services "Strategic Corporal (E4)," but in the sea services - what is the role of the Junior NCO (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class Petty Officers, E4-6)?

Join EagleOne and me this Sunday, 5pm EST with our guests Yeoman Second Class (Surface Warfare) H. Lucien Gauthier III, USN - Aviation Electronics Technician First Class (Aviation Warfare) Charles H. Berlemann Jr, USN - and Machinery Technician First Class Tony Turner, USCG.

A fellow blogger with EagleOne and me from USNIBlog - and a returning guest to Midrats - YN2 Gauthier. He as only been in the Navy since 2006, but has made the most of it. He took a 1-year IA from his first ship, having served the last year in both Bagram and Kandahar Airfields. In December he will detach from his current command USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17), and report to SHAPE after the holidays, for his first shore tour.

AT1 Berlmann Joined the Navy in June 1998 and joined the USS Enterprise CVN-65 from May 1999 until 2003, primarily assigned to the fire control shop in AIMD Enterprise working on F-14, F-18, and S-3 radar suites.

His follow-on tours included VAQ-130 from 2004 until 2008, completing three deployments (do the math), and is now at VAQ-135 getting ready for the EF-18G to get up and running.

MK1 Turner joined the Coast Guard in the summer of 1998. He is currently assigned to the United States Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home ported in Boston, MA. His previous units include Coast Guard Station Rockland, ME, Cutter Campbell and Integrated Support Command New Orleans, LA.

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610ET said...

I don't think an E-6 with 12 years in is considered a "Junior NCO". Certainly not in the non seagoing services.

CDR Salamander said...

Semantics.  Junior NCO E4-6.  Senior NCO E7-9.  Perhaps a Navy thing - or at least my corner of the Navy.  Navy Chief and above is different than a 1st Class - uniform and all.

610ET said...

<p><span><span><span>I agree that the USN/USCG are different because of the uniqueness of the CPO rates. </span></span></span>
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</p><p><span><span><span>Your SR/JR breakpoint might be a surface thing. I can tell you from my days in the Submarine community that FCPO’s can attain a level of responsibility not consistent with what you would associate with junior personnel. Diving Officer comes to mind.</span></span></span>
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</p><p><span><span><span>Semantics? Maybe. It will be interesting to hear your guests’ POV.</span></span></span>

610ET said...

<p><span><span><span>Semantics aside, it looks like the sea services are in good hands. </span></span></span>
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</p><p><span><span><span>Great show.</span></span></span></p>