Sunday, August 21, 2011

Naval Officer

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.


Andy said...

Mike, Your ceaseless and creative postings to remind of of our rich heritage and point us to our future continue to inspire--thank you, Andy

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I am afraid that the description that defined a Naval Officer, his duties and responsibilities, is far from the description that would fit the Naval Officer of today. It speaks of he but not she, do the female Officers not fall into the same category as male Officers of today? And if not, why not?

I see nothing in the latest line from the pending CNO that have the slightest inference to what a Naval Officer should be, here are some of his words.
“Underpinning all these goals is a need to transform our demographics within the Navy to ensure our personnel reflect the society we defend. I intend to pursue diversity goals within established policy guidelines, so that we can recruit, retain, and promote the best talent the nation has to offer, regardless of color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender.”

Very Respectfully,