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Lessons Learned from Training Center Yorktown's
Chief Warrant Officer Pre-Board- CDR
Yorktown (TCY) typically has 50 enlisted members request to compete for
Chief Warrant Officer commissions annually.
These candidates come from various divisions and branches, posing
the potential for numerous chains of command to request “highest
recommendation” for any given warrant officer specialty from the
Afloat Managers Needed- LT
The cutter fleet is aging rapidly and help has been
hindered by dramatically cut future budgets. Now, more than ever the
cutter community needs its leaders to roll up their sleeves and get
their hands dirty to help preserve the aging fleet.
Crossing the Cultural Barrier:
Leadership Learning for an International Audience- LCDR
to a group of Coast Guardsmen with varying backgrounds can be
challenging. Teaching this to an
international audience raises the challenge to an entirely new level.
First AA Female Helo Pilot
(MH65): An Up-close Interview with LT LaShanda Jones- Mr.
David S. Rosen
Check out this awesome interview with LT Jones to
learn: Why the Coast Guard? Why she became a pilot? What was the hardest
part of her training? And, what is the greatest challenge of being an
MH-65 pilot at LA AIRSTA? ...read
Richard L. Burke: The
Coast Guard's Most Famous Forgotten Aviator-
William H. Thiesen, Ph.D, Atlantic Area Coast Guard Historian
The pantheon of famous
Coast Guard aviators includes such 20th century luminaries as
Elmer Stone, world’s first aviator to pilot an aircraft across the
Atlantic Ocean; Frank Erickson, foremost aviator in the development of
the helicopter; and Donald MacDiarmid, considered the Coast Guard’s “. . . recognized authority in open sea landings and ditchings in
seaplanes, and procedures for maritime aviation search, rescue and
The Power of a Signature: Making the Watch Qualification System (WQS) Work!- LCDR S. E. Ramassini
Given advances in today’s underway qualification procedures, a person’s signature remains significant to the validity of the qualification process. To maintain viability, it is important to stratify the roles and responsibilities of those responsible for exercising the system to keep the qualification process meaningful and effective. ...read
Coast Guard Environmental Sustainability
Dr. Kenneth Malmberg
The Environmental Sustainability Awards Program is designed to promote
awareness and action on the part of Coast Guard personnel to comply with
environmental requirements while being good stewards of the environment. ...read
What a Dollar Bought Me-
CDR Paul Fawcett
This article is a
sequel to the article “My
First Salute Opened a Door”, published in the Leadership News in the
fall of 2000 and in RESERVIST in 2002. ...read
GET OUT (and about)-Mr.
Michael P. Smith
Are you a Leader and Manager? Getting out and
visiting your workers in their workspaces is one of the best ways to
build trust, understanding, and esprit de corps. Taking the time to
visit your folks informally in the spaces where they work shows that you
really care about them and the work they do. ...read
The Coast Guards Dirty Laundry: Should We
Air It or Bury It?-CDR Mike Dolan
The Coast Guard is an organization of tens of
thousands of people. Collectively, we take immense pride in our service
and we live by the Core Values. However, any large organization has a
few individuals who commit dishonorable, illegal, and even evil acts.
They are rightfully and routinely discharged and sent to prison. ...read
Holding in its fury, is a beauty and mystery unlike
any other natural force on earth. With settled calmness, it can soothe
the most troublesome of souls but its sporadic impulsiveness will slap a
mariner with a rogue wave when least expected…it is the sea! The sea
holds no prejudice to the unfortunate souls that are taken to the depths
of their fate nor does the sea discriminate against the saviors of those
The Leadership Journey: How Great Leaders
are Made-Mrs. Carla Carlton
For more than 45 years, the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Federal Executive Institute and
Management Development Centers has trained federal managers, executives,
public service career employees and military personnel to be effective
government leaders. ...read
What's Your Contribution?-LT
We tend to think about personal conduct in terms of
individual actions and behaviors as they relate to misconduct and
disciplinary issues. While clearly an aspect incorporated in the
concept, personal conduct is a much broader idea that includes self
accountability for performance, actions, and contributions. ...read
Jeff C. Wheater
Looking around, one can see that leadership is
everywhere. However, people often disagree with each other as to what
constitutes good leadership. "It is determined by how effective it is."
"No, it is based on how efficient it is." "No, no, no, it is both, plus
how happy the workers are at performing their respective tasks."
Leadership is sophisticated and how it is interpreted influences others
perspective of work as well as the way their success is measured. ...read
Personal Conduct: A Systems Thinking
Approach-Mr. Nelson Torres
epigraph illustrated the employee’s recognition that his
mattered and that his actions and
performance aligned with the aims, mission, and strategy of the
organization. ...read more.
The Learning Leader: A New Perspective on
Coast Guard Leadership Culture-LCDR
The Coast Guard is facing a leadership dilemma. It
has enjoyed, and deserved, the reputation as a world leader across its
many programs, from Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement to Marine
Environmental Response. Semper
Paratus is ingrained in Coast Guard culture and has led to an
organization that tries to answer the call regardless of increasing
stress placed on its personnel and systems. ...read
Building Leaders of Character...One
Protege at a Time-Captain Andrea Marcille and Dr. Laurel
Leadership means different things to different
people. Most would agree that a leader has a vision and builds upon it.
There may not be as much agreement about how that is accomplished.
Strong leadership usually means a leader who is charismatic and
and Leadership-CDR Richard J.
The Strategic Leadership style highlighted in LAMS
curriculum is typically very effective since different styles of
leadership may be more appropriate for certain types of decision making
and people involved. But one very important difference among people that
is often overlooked is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
personality type ...read
a Leader- Master Chief Mark Allen
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