Thursday, August 5, 2010

Captain Babette Bolivar - Small in Stature; Giant in character.

Members of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Navy Munitions Command (NMC) CONUS East Division said goodbye to their long-standing commanding officer, Captain Babette “Bette” Bolivar during a change of command ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown’s Cheatham Annex, June 4, 2010.

For those who may not know Bolivar, she has a spunky personality; her drive and determination are what has made her a successful Naval officer.

Captain Bolivar was a nominee for the VADM James Bond Stockdale Inspirational Leadership Award when she was a commander. The only woman officer ever nominated.

Captain Bolivar’s next assignment will be as Chief of Staff for Commander, Navy Installations Command.

I am a HUGE fan. I promise you, she worked without the benefit of any diversity support group or special provisions. Master Diver - Hall of Fame. Command Ashore. Command Afloat. Awesomeness personified. Small in stature; giant in character.



Anonymous said...

check out her husband. he is a world champion fighter himself.

Anonymous said...

That's outstanding. Plus she's a Master Diver, that explains why she keeps her hair so short.

Watch Captain Bolivar become our first female CNO in a few years. She'd be the perfect choice.

Anonymous said...

Class of 85 delivers...Fortuna Favet Fortibus

Anonymous said...

1985 classmates: I've worked with Capt Bolivar and Capt Graf one I would give my right arm for, the other one, well I'll just leave it at that

West Philly Native said...

I had the pleasure of serving with Captain Bolivar aboard the USS Recovery (ARS-43) back in the mid 1990's. She was my XO/Navigator. Fine Officer!! I wouldn't be surprised if she is selected for Flag one day.

Anonymous said...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Navy Capt. Babette Bolivar (1140) for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Bolivar is currently serving as the chief of staff, commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C.