Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Lego Clone Wars, from Point Blank Media
I've been remiss in blogging recently for a lot of reasons.  Partially it's because I've been busy at work.  Partially it's because it's summer and the list of summer chores around the house never ends.  But mostly it's because of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

Friday, June 3, 2016

NOOCS Manual Changes

One of my readers beat me to it!  NOOCS manual changes, all to AQDs:

- Deleted BI2 (for completing a Tactical Information Warfare billet)
- Added BIA, BIS, BIU and BIW, for completing a Tactical Information Warfare billet in Airborne, Surface, Undersea and Special Warfare
- Deleted BO1 (for completing a CNO billet)
- Added BOC, BOD, and BOO AQDs (for completing a Technical Integration Officer billet in Capability, Defensive and Offensive Cyber Operations)
- Added KW1 for completing Anti-Submarine Warfare Tactics Instructor course and revised KX1 for Anti-Submarine Warfare Evaluator

Thursday, June 2, 2016

What we do is always dangerous

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Please keep our Blue Angels crew in your prayers after the loss of Blue Angels #6.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personal statements on an officer package

My name must be out there for getting officer interviews and recommendations, because I've had more than a few come my way the past two months (many from outside my detachment too!).  And that is awesome!  I always enjoy reading personal statements, reviewing officer packages and talking to Sailors who want to make that jump from enlisted to officer.

I think there is a lot of mystery on what to write on a personal statement.  More than a few people have indicated there are "secret" words and phrases that somehow make or break you on a board, or that you MUST talk about some subjects in order to even be considered.  As if the board is made of robots and not people!

So let's talk about that personal statement....