Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chief Among His Monumental Achievements - RADM James S. McFarland

  1. Commanded large overseas shore station - NSGA Misawa. Earned Gold Anchor Award two years in a row. Won Travis Trophy and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
  2. Commanded the Naval Security Group Command, Washington, D.C.
  3. First Officer in Charge of the Cryptologic Support Group Rota, Spain.
  4. Created a whole new approach to command screen/selection process. Used a participatory process with people - not just records.
  5. Identified ways and means to disseminate Combat Support Intelligence directly to those who need it.
  6. Created a school for cryptologic officers.
  7. Paying more attention to our Sailors and showing more concern for their families. Staying in touch with the officers, Chiefs and Sailors in the community.
  8. Never compromised my integrity.
  9. Not afraid to say - "I made a mistake, let's fix it."
  10. Created new alliances with our coalition forces during Desert Shield/Storm.
  11. Believe and practice participatory management.
  12. Keep my balance. Like to order my priorities.
RADM James S. McFarland's achievements in his own words (ranked in importance to him).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He was a wonderful man and a great leader. He also knew the issues inside and out. He knew his people and their families. He never backed down from any issue. He was in the forefront of Navy issues,engaged with the CNO and DIRNSA on a daily basis; not sitting behind a desk. A man of action and good judgement.

He must be spinning in his grave watching the train wreck his successors have created.