Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Leading People, Leading Change, Getting Results!

Captain John Banigan, CO, USS Lake Erie was fired for "poor command climate" on 27 April.  He is a self-described as a "Transitioning Navy Veteran with over 25 years of leadership experience and proven record in management of multi-billion dollar Department of Defense programs." 

He has enjoyed great success over his 25 year career. He's described by subordinates, peers, and seniors as a "NO NONSENSE" leader. 

There's a story to tell here by those who know it. We'll have to wait for it to pan out.


Captain Steve said...

Hurt feelings?

Anonymous said...

Don't let them get your goat Captain !!

Anonymous said...

Navy Capt. John Banigan is no longer aboard the San Diego-based guided missile cruiser Lake Erie..

Neither is a goat named Master Chief Charlie.

The fate of the captain and the goat became mixed when the Navy began an investigation into the command climate aboard the Lake Erie, which was reassigned to San Diego from Hawaii in September.

According to Navy Times, one of the things that investigators found was that Banigan allowed Master Chief Charlie to make the trip from Hawaii to San Diego.

Banigan may have failed to comply with the rules of the California Department of Food and Agriculture that require anyone bringing farm animals into the state to have them checked out by a veterinarian.

The exact reason for Banigan's removal as the ship's skipper remains unclear. The Navy declines to comment.