Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stockdale Leadership Award Winners

“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and most tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers.”

– VADM James Bond Stockdale, 
Military Ethics. “Machiavelli, Management, and Moral Leadership.” 1987

The 2011 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Inspirational Leadership Award winners are Commander Robb Chadwick (CO, USS ROOSEVELT) and Commander Gerald Miranda (USS ASHEVILLE).  These two fine leaders were recognized by the Chief of Naval Operations - Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert on Thursday, 5 January 2012 in the Pentagon's "HALL OF HEROES".

You can read my article about this award and prior year's winners HERE.

1 comment:

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

I love celebrating GREAT Americans!!! Hooyah!