Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A Naval Officer's Character - Failure To Live Up To Those High Expectations
It is abundantly clear and readily apparent to the most casual observer that other officers, Sailors, Chiefs and their families will quickly look past the veneer of your lineage and the silver oak leafs or eagles on your collar.
Our officers, Sailors, Chiefs and their families have a unique ability to see past all that, and perceive the foundation you are building. They know when you are on rocky ground. They can sense the weakness in you.
They will perceive your character and all its inherent defects. Some great man once said, “The true character of a Naval officer cannot be hidden from his/her Sailors.” There is no place to hide.