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 (even at 30 years). The uniform is in the closet but, he still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. But, he just doesn't try hard enough. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
An officer must observe honor in all things, as a matter of everlasting practice. Officers will be respected, individually and as a group, only as long as citizens have complete confidence in their unfailing honor.
An officer's word may be accepted without question; his spoken and written statements are free from guile or deceit. He pays his bills. He is above the petty chicaneries to which some people succumb. His actions are for the good of his country. As he guards his own reputation, he is also mindful of the reputations of officers as a group. That reputation is something he must always jealously guard. He is expected to live and conduct his activities so that he can hold up his head and look all men in the eye, knowing that he is an honorable man associating himself with other honorable men.
From: The Naval Officer's Manual
Rear Admiral Harley Cope
USN - retired