Thursday, April 12, 2012

BZ to these new Information Warfare Officer Captain Selectees



Well done, gentlemen.


Anonymous said...

Good men all, I am sure. Why were no women selected. This is ridulous.

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:13
They selected the best candidates regardless of race, gender, etc. as guided by the Board Precepts.

Too much attention is paid to diversity to the point it is counter to the reason it is tracked to begin with. It's not about what we look like, its about what we are capable of and what our records show we are capable of.

Anonymous said...

@anon 1:08 PM

Let me get you another glass of Kool Aid. I think you drank all of yours already.

Anonymous said...

It's clear that with no women selected, the "old boy network" is alive and well.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

I don't think that "the old boy network exists".

Take a look at the careers of the individuals selected and those of the non-selects. Outstanding performance in command and at sea experience are so very important.

Homan, May, Musselwhite and Dodge have command tours and Luke is XO at NCDOC. Unfortunately the women in zone for selection could not compete. As always, well-qualified individuals are not selected for promotion. At this level, competition is INTENSE !!

Anonymous said...

5 active component 1810 FLAG's.
3 Caucasian Men
1 African American Man
1 Caucasian Woman
Decent diversity.

As far as this list, I know 4 of 5 and they are top notch. Have heard less enthusiasm for the 5th, but that could be sour grapes.
All in all, knowing the folks sitting the board, this is a quality group.

James Hammersla said...

Congratulations to our new Captains!

I was once assigned as an Assistant Recorder for a promotion board. The process is incredibly unbiased and fair, unfortunately many people are unfamiliar with the process and there are more rumors than facts out there.

As an aside, sitting on a board as a Recorder or an Assistant Recorder is highly educational on multiple topics: FITREP/Eval writing, record maintenance & preparation, and career management. For anyone who has not been I would highly recommend volunteering.

Anonymous said...

I salute you all. But then, I also salute Ensigns. So don't get a big head or anything.

Navy Grade 36 Bureaucrat said...

There is no way, with our small community, that you could check diversity strictly by numbers. I'm glad the board considers the whole person, and I'm sure it's a challenge to select from so many qualified individuals. It's good to hear the process is as fair and open as it can possibly be.

Congrats to the new selectees! I look forward to working with them in the future.

Anonymous said...

The Navy selection system in nearly every category is no doubt infallible. The first I was made aware of this was when I had been in the Navy for a year and was considered ineligible to be advanced to Seaman 1st Class because I had not been to sea. The Navy chose me to go to a 52 week school right out of Boot Camp, and I had taken and passed the Seaman’s test.

A number of years and half a Navy career later I applied for NESEP but was found ineligible because my birth date fell in the first half of the year, what could be more fair or selective than that kind of selection system. I became a top enlisted person with considerable respect from the crew and Wardroom of every command that I was assigned, had I been unfortunate enough to be selected for NESEP I could have spent the rest of my career being a whipping boy for senior officers.