Monday, August 30, 2010

Maintaining Strict Standards of Personal and Professional Performance

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead says that the Navy will maintain strict standards of personal and professional conduct when it comes to removing poor leaders from command. CNO said the following recently after 13 Commanding Officers were fired this year.
“They (Commanding Officers) weren’t living up to our standards.”

“The bottom line is we in the Navy have standards of professional conduct and standards of personal conduct. When someone elects to overstep that standard, then I don’t have any qualms of saying, you’re no longer fit to command.”

“Every time a CO is relieved for cause, it bothers me. There is no question.”

“The ones that baffle you are, ‘Why were you not able to step back and say to yourself, this behavior on my part is wrong and ... I shouldn’t go there?”

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