Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Worth Repeating - Moral Imperative of Naval Command
"I have known men in leadership positions who were neither intelligent nor energetic nor moral. They created as much havoc among our own forces as an enemy. In most cases they were quickly found out and summarily removed, but their mere existence (at the Flag level) represented a failure of leadership on the part of their seniors, the ones responsible for or who tolerated their appointment."
"The primary responsibility of a Naval officer in every grade is to ... improve leadership at every echelon."
Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret) Chief of Naval Operations, 1974-1978 My First CNO In the Foreword to AMERICAN ADMIRALSHIP