Leadership Examples

Organizing, Motivating, and Developing Others to Accomplish Goals


-TECHNICAL EXPERT. Selected for his expertise to assist the ATGN Battle Lab, he provided training to 50 Sailors in support of 1 BMDQ, 4 FST-U, 4 STRIKE CMTQ, and 3 LINK MITE events. His efforts directly led to 21 ships being tactically certified to deploy in support of Maritime Security Operations.

-Implemented the command's first internal Commanding officer's suggestion forum that increased communication up and down the COC

- Led workcenter to highest PRT average in the unit; raised workcenter average by 40%!

- Maintained an outstanding 95% retention rate and an astonishing 80% advancement rate.

- Mature leader. Won't compromise standards; enforced highest USFLTFORCOM standards of conduct

- MENTOR AND LEADER. As Senior Enlisted Leader, he solved many housing, medical, and personnel issues.

- Organized a goal-oriented office team and encouraged team input to reduce the number of administrative problems.

- Organized a team for the March of Dimes 10K Walk America and raised over $2,000 to combat birth defects

- Out of her 5 personal protégés, she produced the Junior Sailor of the Year, two Junior Sailors of the Quarter, and a Blue Jacket of the Quarter.

- Performed exceptionally well while leading seaman in difficult, constantly evolving combat operations

- Petty Officer Jones is directly responsible for turning around the production effectiveness of the recruiting station, resulting in zero attrition since assuming responsibility as RinC.

- Proven management skills set him apart from his peers; transformed workcenter from sub-standard to compliant or better. Promote ASAP!

- Provided extraordinary leadership to personnel, keeping a relentless focus on professional development that resulted in one advancement to Senior Chief and two advancements to Chief.

- Reported aboard as Chief of the Boat and immediately improved the crew's morale and performance. A genuine leader, he has an innate ability to facilitate teamwork and motivate his peers and subordinates to achieve ship's goals.

- Revived the unit's Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) program. Aggressive follow-up and adherence to standards reduced errors and increased readiness for unexpected events; best program on base

- Selfless Mentor. His counseling and leadership resulted in his only military subordinate earning Sailor of the Year 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".

- Senior Chief Smith is a staunch advocate of tradition, loyalty, and service. His unwavering support of the chain of command, firm enforcement of military standards, and equitable treatment of subordinates has optimized morale and promoted teamwork and mission accomplishment.

- Sets the example by winning the respect of the local national community and treating detainees with dignity and consideration

Mentorship. Trained 11 LCAC Engineers/Deck Engineers in efficient engineering administration and sound troubleshooting/repair procedures which reduced maintenance delays due to inexperience by 50%

-Shared years of maintenance experience with LCAC Engineer trainees, saw immediate and readily apparent improvement in repair turn-around time, recognized by Master Chief

- As BEQ Liaison, his superb, sound and reasoned leadership brought the barracks within MED IG standards. Obtained approval of over $400k for upgrades, which dramatically improved residents' quality of life.

- STANDOUT MENTOR! An active, dedicated CMEO, led by example and encouraged equal treatment of and opportunity for all Navy members. Climate assessment results demonstrated improved morale and increased understanding of and support for Navy policies.

- Deckplate leadership produced the most professional mixed-gender working environment I've ever seen; zero sexual harrassment issues!

- Fostered an atmosphere of understanding, trust, and tolerance; increased team effort shattered all records!

- Reported aboard as Chief of the Boat and immediately improved the crew's morale and performance. A genuine leader, he has an innate ability to facilitate teamwork and motivate his peers and subordinates to achieve ship's goals.

- Mentored 1 SCPO, 6 CPOs, and 10 joint military personnel. Chaired 13 Career Development Boards ensuring discrepancies were corrected in personnel records. Additionally, he developed a Joint Mentorship Program that facilitated a climate of mentorship throughout the command providing guidance to over 120 joint personnel resulting in 90% retention.

- Senior Chief Smith is a staunch advocate of tradition, loyalty, and strong Naval service. His unwavering support of the chain of command, firm enforcement of military standards, and equitable treatment of subordinates has optimized morale and promoted teamwork and mission accomplishment.

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


-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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