Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chiefly Expectations: A JO's Perspective

I'm guest blogging on CDR Heritage's blog here:

An exerpt:

The Division Officer/Division Chief is the best team out there that the Navy has: two people, about the same age, with vastly different backgrounds, expectations, and experiences, leading a division of Sailors. The core concept is that each person offsets the other’s weaknesses.  While the Chief has the experience to run the division, the officer is going to translate the Commanding Officer’s intentions into something actionable.  The officer will bring in new ideas, but the Chief will keep them grounded in reality.  It’s a program that has worked for decades.