Commander's Corner (Vol 49 - Winter 2016)
More powerful presence sums up what I want you to take away from this edition of the Commander’s Corner. By now most of you have heard of our Distributed Lethality initiative—an approach to organizing, training, equipping and fighting the Surface Force.
SWO Career Changes
Surface warfare leadership’s commitment to people is focused on retaining our most talented officers and growing leaders who can think, lead, operate and win in a variety of future environments.
MCPON Speaks at Naval Academy, Makes History
"Make no mistake about it: this journey you have embarked upon will be challenging. It will test you. You will have doubts and at times you will be tempted to quit," said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens.
NSWC Philadelphia Command Stands Up
NSWC Carderock Division will continue to focus on full spectrum ship design support for the Navy and NSWC Philadelphia Division will continue to focus on full spectrum machinery systems support, with a new emphasis on commonality and cybersecurity.
The Future of 3-M Inspections
Inspection. Just the mere mention of this painful yet necessary event conjures up images of people coming aboard and pointing out every little mistake or misinterpreted directive as a critical flaw that will result in a sinking ship.
Prisoner of War Speaks on Eight Years in Captivity
A man in a dark gray suit makes his way past the side boys. His white shirt gleams as brightly as the uniforms where it peeks out from under his jacket, as does his white hair. But what shines out most bright and clear, is his confident and easy demeanor.
SMWDC Introduces WTI Programs at SNA Symposium
The future of the surface warfare officer (SWO) community is moving toward creating warfighting experts. Soon, all ships across the fleet will have WTIs in the ranks of second tour division officers and department heads through the most senior officers.