Thursday, April 28, 2005

A failure in deck-plate leadership

Milblogs like mine now and then like to point out some of the “issues” we have with the press, politicians, leadership, and the occasional barking Moonbat, but as is always the case – when you point your finger at someone else, three more are pointing back at you.

So. Let’s go back to Leadership 101. Vince Lombardi leadership. The basics.

We spend a lot of time talking about leadership in the field, at sea, on deployment, on Staff, on deployment. What about shore duty? IDRC? FRP?

When was the last time you did a barracks inspection?

Here is the basic question: where is this Sailor’s LPO? His Chief? Heck, his roommates and fellow Shipmates.

BZ to this Master at Arms Senior Chief that put the below together. I blurred out his name to give him some general privacy in the blogosphere, but if you are in Groton, I bet you know this guy. Buy him a beer for me.

This PPT is making the CMDCM rounds, and it needs to be seen as much as possible. This guy went to our bootcamp, worked in our commands, was responsible for someone’s life; and we let him live like this under our own nose. In our house. On our base. I’m a big believer in being responsible for your own actions, but also taking care of your responsibilities. If this guy lived like this out of town (and we have all seen it), that is one thing. But this is a barracks room.

If you have a tender stomach or have not seen the outstanding barracks rooms we supply our Sailors (potential greatness-not the after effects), you may not want to see this. Below is the preview, but you need to see the whole thing.

Slide Cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and Summary. Sigh.

The tough thing is that odds are this is a sub Sailor. Most in Groton are. They don't take just anyone. Kind of reminds me of this guy.

If you want the PPT, email me from a .mil or .gov and I will send it your way.

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