Saturday, January 5, 2013
PCOs must write an essay - I like it.
Before officers assume command across the Navy, Prospective Commanding Officers (PCOs) must head to Newport Rhode Island to complete Command Leadership School. For the first time, in 2013 moving forward — in a continued effort to forge better leaders — the school has added an “examination” as part of the two-week course.
PCOs must complete the Prospective Commanding Officer Examination. PCOs are given a case study and must write an essay to help them gather and evaluate their own thoughts on command.
Commanding officers can’t really fail the exam, or flunk out of the school. (Big question mark here)
Captain Michael Slotsky is the Director of the Command Leadership School. I recently sent him some additional Command Excellence materials for his consideration. I am looking forward to his response.
From a Navy Times report by Josh Stewart.