Monday, November 9, 2009

Best and Fully Qualified

Mission success in any naval operation is dependent on skillful planning and proper timing. The skillful planning of a naval career is certainly no exception. While strong performance in tough jobs continues to be the cornerstone of success, certain professional goals should customarily be completed prior to selection/screening boards. Timing of these career goals remains a significant factor when considering the overall career picture.

The very nature of the job of a professional naval officer demands personal responsibility. Officers must take responsibility to review and update their service records to ensure they are complete and accurate. One obvious reason for this is to ensure that a selection board is provided with an accurate and up-to-date picture of past performance. In this manner, an officer optimizes their chances for promotion, while assisting the board in achieving its goal of selecting those officers who are “best and fully qualified.”

From NAVPERS 15627 - LDO/CWO Professional Guidebook

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I do not wish to step on any toes but Mustangs only seemed to fall into two categories, good or bad, there never seemed to be any in between Mustangs. The good ones seemed to speak and act from their previous experience as an enlisted man, and did not act as if they were fearful of crossing their seniors. And the bad ones usually let their seniors run roughshod over them. I only knew a few hundred of them in my Navy time, but I always found these Mustangs to be exceptionally consistent in their actions, be those actions good or bad.

Happy Veterans Day!

Very Respectfully,