Saturday, May 17, 2014
Some Command Master Chiefs (Senior Chiefs, too) are fairly wise men and women. I was talking to a retired CMC the other day and he was talking about the TRIAD and their roles in the command. I asked him to describe their respective roles. He said, "My job is to make sure the CO and XO get to do their jobs. The Commanding Officer's job is to give speeches and make Sailors feel good. The XO's role is to think. My job is to make sure the CO doesn't think and the XO doesn't give any speeches or make the Sailors feel good."