Saturday, November 17, 2012
Know your Sailors
Learning Names is Important
Names of your Sailors are important. The sweetest sound to anyone is his or her own name. Learn it and use it!
After a formal and impressive change-of-command parade and ceremony at one of our larger NIOCs, the departing CO was honored at a reception at the officers club. As he greeted the line of Sailors, officers, Chiefs and their wives, he called each by name, asked something about their families or status and then greeted the next.
Someone in attendance remarked, “He is one of few COs in recent memory that I have served with who can do that. And I can guarantee you that not one member of his command will ever forget him, and many will seek to serve under him again.”