USCGC HOLLYHOCK (WLB
The following guiding principles should
help set the course for all that we do onboard
HOLLYHOCK. We must challenge
each other to keep these principles in focus during the
completion of all missions aboard HOLLYHOCK.
When you detect a practice or procedure onboard that is out of
this command philosophy I ask you to bring that up the
review and action. We will all work
together to ensure HOLLYHOCK is a cutter we can be proud of.
You are HOLLYHOCK’s
most important asset. Without a properly
trained and focused team of shipmates, HOLLYHOCK cannot conduct her
of missions. We will concentrate daily
on fostering our shipmates’ personal and professional growth and
will be attentive
to their needs. Without this support our
personnel will not be able to keep their minds on the mission at hand. This can have dangerous impacts.
Although mission requirements and the needs
of the Service will not always match with our personal and professional
we will strive to keep our people’s needs and the Service’s
needs in balance
We are now and will always be SHIPMATES.
and Flexibility - The demands for CG service have never been
greater. The reliability of our maritime
transportation system, the security of our northern border, and the
our fellow mariners depend on us performing our missions effectively. Simultaneously, our cutters are getting
older, our budgets are getting tighter, and the expectations for proper
execution are higher while the acceptance of operational mishaps is
lower. We will design our training
programs and our
standard procedures to ensure maximum operational effectiveness. Through cross-training of our personnel and
regular execution of our range of missions we will ensure that we can
maximum operational excellence and flexibility.
We are always in a state of training and
Personal and Collective
Pride - We should strive to be and expect to
best 225’ in the fleet. Our Service
a great history with great people focused on our core values of Honor,
and Devotion to Duty. A special pride in
our missions, our ship, and our shipmates should affect everything we
do … how
we do preventive maintenance, train our newest shipmates, talk on the
conduct a buoy inspection, etc will all
reflect this personal and collective pride.
We should not accept things just for the way they have always
been. If our stamp isn’t on it and
it isn’t the way
we want it then that isn’t the way it should be.
reputation will precede us.