Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thank you for stopping by to read this blog

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
 ~G.B. Stern


A daily visitor said...

You're welcome!
We stop by this blog every day.
You have some interesting posts!

Stacie Skelley said...

Your blog via google reader is my first stop with morning cup of Java!

A grateful Senior Chief.

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

You have no doubt captured some attention; it is hoped you are amenable to continue your needed efforts well into the foreseeable future. BZ Captain.

Very Respectfully,
Na vyman834

NIOC CO said...


We read you every day. Your blog is a regular topic of discussion among some of the senior leadership. Still not safe to be associated with you but appreciate your work (most of the time).

s said...

My pleasure!

Anonymous said...

Neither is silent criticism. Speak up and make it constructive. Offer a solution.

LCDRLDO/6440 said...

This blog is my D-1R.


NOTE 1: Accomplish this maintenance requirement when any of the following periodicities
or situations occur:

a. Daily
b. When you need a quick lesson in leadership
c. Before periods of when your head is about to explode

Anonymous said...


I don't understand your comment "Still not safe to be associated with you...." Please explain if you please.

Justin Rogers ENS, USN (1170) said...

You offer some great professional reading, no matter what designator one holds. As Cyber interest grows throughout our military and country, this blog has brought to my attention many different things going on within our Navy. This blog doesn’t miss a beat! Your posts on leadership are very thought provoking and insightful. Not a weekday passes without me checking this blog and I look forward to many more interesting reads!

Sean Heritage said...

@NIOC CO - Don't know who you are, but your statement disappoints me and is counter to the culture WE are building. Were you paying attention at this week's Commander's Conference?

Mike - More than two current NIOC COs appreciate your mentorship and I hate to think I am the only one willing to publicly express gratitude. Thank YOU for MAKING the time to make us better!

Joe Sullivan said...


I also find it disappointing that you feel it isn't "safe" to associate with a retired Navy Captain. Sounds a little too politically correct for this old retired Chief "I" brancher. I understand it's a different Navy now, not necessarily a worse one, but different, but it smacks of CYA when you say you can't be openly associated with a fellow Navy officer. Mike and I go back together to language school in 1975 and I believe you would be hard pressed to find someone better to emulate than someone who is a complete advocate and supporter of the community and sailors you have been charged to lead.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

@ Joe Sullivan,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I appreciate it. I know some senior leaders in our community have 'damned' junior and mid-grade officers for agreeing with me in the past. I hope we are past that now.