Culinary Specialist (CS)
The forward-thinking Sailor is the one preparing for future challenges by broadening his experience base and pursuing opportunities to hone his leadership skills through ever increasing responsibilities.
What does that mean? It means the successful leader is the one that has been working on being a good leader for his entire career. It is never too early to think about the next pay grade or the next billet. We must continually work towards the next challenge. It isn’t too early to qualify COW/DOOW/DCPO, and it isn’t too early to find that collateral duty that will support the Command. Simply stated, if you aren’t moving forward, you are backing up.
We have a lot of opportunities across the fleet for those hot-running Sailors. Guam and Pearl can provide a huge amount of experience simply because of the unique challenges associated with OCONUS vice CONUS homeports. Many shore duty billets are at critical levels, so there are leadership opportunities on shore duty as well. Unfortunately, it is difficult to be released to another community due to the critical manning issues that our community is struggling with.
Give me a call. We’ll talk about what you have done, and what you can do to develop as a submarine CS and Sailor.
CS1 (SS) Kip Farrell
Submarine CS E1-E9 Detailer