Deckplate Leadership Examples

Organizing, Motivating, and Developing Others to Accomplish Goals. Engaging and Visible Presence Establishes Positive Tone For Command. Includes Contributions to the CNO's Retention and Attrition Goals.


-Firmly supports squadron. Single handedly resurrected a demoralized first class association and established "can do" spirit. Intimately involved in planning and executed numerous successful fund raising projects.

HM1 Parker recognized the importance of continuing career progression for his Sailors and for the Navy mission and encouraged her subordinates to explore off-duty education options. Consequently, more than 50% of his team are currently enrolled in some type of advanced education.

Motivated and driven leader. Selected over peers to manage training for the Operations Group as Training Superintendent, an E7 position. With little support, she developed her division of 18 Sailors and 9 joint service personnel into a well-qualified and efficient team. Her determined efforts earned numerous accolades during the IG inspection and produced more than 240 certifications in all watch floor positions. These stunning results led to her department earning Blue Jacket of the Year 09.

-A dynamic Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA), increased communication between the ranks, increased overall satisfaction at work

-Enforced military standards and chain of command for Navy and sister services--increased members' pride in service

EXCEPTIONAL MENTOR. His troops always win competition--3 Network Managers of Month!

-Instituted new quality control inspection procedures raising customer satisfaction 25%

-Led main repair crew to repair 4" water line; directed damaged line exposure/fix, prevented K in contractor costs

-Expertly led the squadron enlisted members during the COMNAVSURFPAC IMX in June 2007, his efforts were praised by the Nuclear Propulsion Inspection Team inspectors, provided superb leadership inside the Damage Control Center (DCC)

-Mentored 2 PO and 4 joint military. Chaired 3 Career Development Boards ensuring discrepancies were corrected in their official records. Additionally, he developed a Joint Mentorship Program that fosters a climate of camraderie throughout the command providing guidance to over 40 tri-service personal resulting in 80% retention.

-Solid performer; displays exceptional leadership qualities /abilities--recommend promotion soonest

-PO Smith is an outstanding motivator of seamen. He always achieves superior results.

-Led by example while executing over 30 challenging training operations; conducted thorough readiness training drills to ensure his Sailors were always prepared for any eventuality.

-Distinguished herself from her peers with her initiative and unmatched technical expertise while continuing to learn from others

-Selected for the Leading Chief Petty Officer Leadership Course over other CPOs.

-Sets the example. Elected as President of the DISA-EUR Chief Petty Officers Association.

-Consistently developed new ways to improve logistic training and Standard Operating Procedure development.

-Displayed a genuine concern for sailors. Motivated his crew to perform to the best of their ability as individuals and as a unit.

-Stellar CPO who leads by example; invaluable asset to the Naval Service Training Command mission; must promote.

-Displays exceptional leadership qualities; ability to get the job done; recommend promotion/retention.

-Implemented an internal random evaluation program for her workcenter that increased formal evaluation scores by 50%.


-RESOURCEFUL MANAGER. Organized and directed a Special Weapons Attack Team which substantially increased the squadrons full mission capability rate. Instrumental in the squadron's flawless MINEX and Bronze Quarter Exercise during TSTA II.

- Organized public outreach opportunities, volunteered hundreds of hours to Joint Color Guard ceremonies, elementary schools, and NRC fund raising.

Professional administrator. Managed the Individual Material Readiness List and support equipment for 11 active aviation maintenance activities and 4 detachments supporting Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twenty One with zero shortfalls.

-Managed 20 personnel workcenter in direct support of U.S. Pacific Command--exceeded all assigned goals!

-SUCCESSFUL MENTOR. Consistently gets the best from the best. Three PNM (Pacific Network Managers) of the Month, Two PNM of the Quarter, and One DISA NCO of the year!

-Mature leader; won't compromise standards, enforced highest USFLTFORCOM standards of conduct

-Selfless Mentor. His counseling and leadership resulted in his only military subordinate earning SOY for DISA-EUR and his efforts on several boards produced both SOY DISA-EUR and Sailor of the Year DISA. Puts new meaning into the phrase "taking care of Sailors".

-Ensured his sailors were qualified in at least two positions--increased watch readiness!

-STRONG SUPERVISOR: Relentless effort to train workcenter personnel in FOD awareness and the proper screening of equipment resulted in a significant reduction in manhours expended on cockpit FOD discrepancies.

-Distinguished herself from her peers with her initiative and unmatched technical expertise while continuing to learn from others

-Selected for the Leading Chief Petty Officer Leadership Course over other CPOs.

-Sets the example. Elected as President of the DISA-EUR Chief Petty Officers Association.

-Consistently developed new ways to improve logistic training and Standard Operating Procedure development.

-Displayed a genuine concern for sailors. Motivated his crew to perform to the best of their ability as individuals and as a unit.

-Stellar CPO who leads by example; invaluable asset to the Naval Service Training Command mission; must promote.

-Displays exceptional leadership qualities; ability to get the job done; recommend promotion/retention.

-Implemented an internal random evaluation program for her workcenter that increased formal evaluation scores by 50%.

-Trained Ship Maintenance Officer on maintenance reporting and supervised him while he trained his staff and made reports to NAVSURFLANT.

-A moral leader, committed to providing the best quality of life and training for sailors.

-Sets the example by winning the respect of the local nationals and treating detainees with dignity and consideration.

-Consistently leads from the front during training scenarios.

-Led workcenter to highest PRT average in the unit. Raised workcenter average by 40%!

-Effective Manager. Streamlined workcenter operations resulting in the Integrated Weapons Team Branch repairing 411 aircraft discrepancies during a two week period!!

Excelling Mentor. Personal drive and ambition helped produce five in-rate advancements. Works with Sailors to assist them in overcoming shortfalls in training and performance and provides guidance on outside resources when needed.

- Outstanding supervisor. Oversaw the maintenance efforts of 45 military and 10 civilian personnel responsible for performing inspection, disassembly and reassembly of 345 F/A-18A modular engine components directly supporting FRC Oceana in meeting all on-site and forward deployed squadron and fleet requirements.

-Innovative leader. Expeditiously repaired a part due to non-availability of spares and allowed Aircraft 503 to return from a detachment on time. This task is normally performed at AIMD level maintenance.

-Selected to lead a joint theater team which discovered, targeted, and performed damage assessment on hundreds of key targets--critical to mission success

STANDOUT MENTOR. His "Stay Navy" attitude was directly responsible for attaining 100% retention.

-Trained 3 Watch Officer successors in half the usual time required; increased shift expertise 75%.

-Expertly prepared his department for a Eastern Atlantic deployment. Ensured NAV/OPS Department was always in excellent material condition and ready for sustained effective performace at sea. A self-starter, he completes many tasks before others realize that they need to be done.

-Standards and professional competence generated immediate confidence/improved subordinate morale

-Oversaw On-the-job training program resulting in seven seamen receiving their upgraded status ahead of schedule

-Spearheaded new USS CONSTITUTION-like CPO inductee event aboard USS MISSOURI--promoted pride in Navy service

-Led tank reseal team; reduced fuel leak delayed discrepancies to 0.6 per aircraft--bested Fleet goal by 80%

-Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills as team chief; increased productivity by 40%

-A recognized authority, he is routinely sought out by other Petty Officers for advice and guidance.

-Developed sailors through positive counseling, coaching, and mentoring. Instilled a mission-first attitude; motivated entire unit to do the same.

-Reduced training delinquency rate of his team by 25 percent.

-Organized a team for the March of Dimes "Walk America" 10K march and raised over $2000 to combat birth defects

-Oversaw thorough on-the-job training program which resulted in 7 sailors receiving their upgraded status ahead of schedule

-Directed unit and active duty Navy personnel as team leader during UNITAS deployment greatly improving contingency knowledge; surpassed all expectations; hands-on leadership was the catalyst for the entire effort

-Leads by example and doesn’t misuse authority.

-Selected by Fuels Officer to head up all high profile and difficult missions.



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