Sunday, August 21, 2011
As the Officer Fact Book, NavPers 15898, states, the naval officer is above all a leader - responsible for directing the human effort of an organization and for property and lives. The naval officer is a planner, responsible for large scale mobilization and world-wide logistic programs and operations. He is an administrator concerned with thousands of people, millions of dollars worth of material, and extensive facilities. He is an industrialist, a comptroller, a diplomat; a good manager of men and equipment, an exemplary ambassador of democracy in all parts of the world. He is always a student. His opportunities for experience are varied, and for education they are limitless. As he improves in his job, he improves the naval service and contributes to the welfare of the nation and the world.