Friday, December 19, 2008

MCPON Campa - Gone - Legacy Remains

"MCPON Campa can take great pride in his many contributions during his watch. His extraordinary leadership, keen insight, and sound judgment enhanced the role of the Chief Petty Officer. He authored the Chief Petty Officer's mission, vision, guiding principles, revitalized the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy's Leadership Mess, and empowered Fleet, Force, and Command Master Chiefs. Most importantly, he re-established the deckplate leadership that is the essence of a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer. His efforts significantly increased the impact of Navy Senior Enlisted Leaders and, in doing so, improved the readiness of the Navy. "

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead

I think MCPON Campa would probably argue every point above. There was no "me" or "I" in his vocabulary, so far as I know. His Chiefs authored the CPO MVP (mission, values, principles); the Navy Leadership Mess had long been empowered and Navy Chiefs re-established for themselves their role as deckplate leaders. He'll be a hard act to follow.

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