SASEBO, Japan - Sailors from ship and shore commands across fleet activities Sasebo gathered aboard the USS Essex to discuss a number of important topics with Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard.
"My main purpose coming to Sasebo was to get on the ground, talk to the sailors. A few of the topics I discussed was perform to serve and the enlisted review board. More importantly, I talked to the sailors about what they can do to influence their careers and the lives of others around them."
The career advice outlined a number of ways that sailors can be proactive in building a more successful naval career.
"The Master Chief put out a good message. Our sailors today have to take things more seriously. Your education. Your training. Your quals. You've got to take all of that seriously, and if you’re not pushing toward those goals then as the Navy's downsizing they're going to have to let you go."
The Master Chief reassured sailors that whatever policy changes do occur will not affect their ability to establish a highly successful naval career.