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.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Words worth noting
TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF NAVY CYBER WARFARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, WE ARE TRULY FORTUNATE TO SHARE THIS MOMENT, AND TOGETHER, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, WE WILL EARN A REPUTATION FOR ACTION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT WILL CAUSE ALL HERE TO REMEMBER THAT THEY WERE PRESENT WHEN WE PLANKOWNERS TOOK OUR CHARGE. I ORDER YOU TO TAKE UP THE TONGS AND HAMMER OF YOUR INITIATIVE, AND UPON THE ANVIL OF YOUR INTELLECT, FORGE YOUR IDEAS INTO BRILLIANT WEAPONS THAT WILL SAFEGUARD OUR NAVY AND OUR NATION IN A SHADOW REALM OF FURTIVE ENEMIES, FALSE FRIENDS AND UNSURE ALLIES – AN EVERCHANGING DOMAIN WHERE VICTORY IS NOT MEASURED IN TERRITORY GAINED AND DEFEAT WILL COST OUR CITIZENS NOT ONLY BLOOD BUT OTHER PRECIOUS TREASURES: THEIR URGENT CREATIVITY, UNLIMITED INGENUITY AND FEARLESS OPTIMISM.
I CANNOT KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT I AM WEARY OF THE PUNDITS’ WARNINGS; TIRED OF THE VAGUE THREATS; UNWILLING TO BE A SLAVE TO FEAR; AND READY NOW TO TAKE FIRM ACTION TO PROTECT OUR NATION’S PREROGATIVES. WE MUST NOT FAIL, AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR SKILLS, FIGHTING SPIRIT AND OATH OF SERVICE, WE WILL NOT FAIL.
Captain Steve Parode
on assumption of command of Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group
on Friday, 18 February 2011