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Communication -- An Essential Element of Success April 27, 2018 — I consider myself an optimistic realist, or a realistic optimist, depending on the day of the week.  By that I mean that given any set of circumstances, a great attitude, focus and hard work can produce a successful outcome.  When the task at hand requires teamwork (like most situations do), “good communication” is an essential skill required to MORE

USCG James’ eventful 2017 February 14, 2018 — In late September 2017, the crew of the USCGC JAMES (WMSL 754) was finishing a deployment in support of the Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy to combat illicit trafficking of narcotics in the Eastern Pacific. Their results were impressive; directly interdicting 15 drug smuggling vessels, seizing 10,861 kilograms of cocaine valued at $320 MORE

High-Touch Leadership February 9, 2018 — Technology has revolutionized our lives and the Air Force. Our high-tech culture and military are capable of unprecedented effectiveness and agility due to the speed of communication. In many facets of our personal and professional lives, technology gives us the ability to communicate rapidly and accomplish a variety of tasks with minimal personal MORE

Thank you for a strong 2017 February 2, 2018 — It is customary, as each year comes to a close, to reflect on the challenges faced and the successes achieved throughout the year. Before I could share my thoughts about 2017 with you, however, Winter Storm Grayson provided Joint Base Charleston our first challenge of 2018. As always, the entire JB Charleston team responded positively, allowing us MORE

Command Career Counselors prepare Sailors January 31, 2018 — The Navy Command Career Counselor is the critical link between an individual Sailor, his or her command and supporting Navy organizations. Their ultimate goal is to develop Sailors who are properly prepared for career milestones directly linked to advancement. The personal goal I set prior to arriving at every command is to earn the Retention MORE

SPAWAR 2017 year in review January 30, 2018 — 2017 was another remarkable year for SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic and I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the highlights with our Joint Base Charleston partners.We have major programs underway around the world involving command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) MORE

Are you ready? December 13, 2017 — As military members, we should have one main goal… to be ready! But, what should we be ready for?  The real answer is everything.  I’m asking you to consider what you can do personally to help us be ready for anything that comes our way. You accomplish this by taking the time and making the effort to be caught up (or ahead) on all fitness, training MORE

Are you a good leader? November 29, 2017 — To know if you are a good leader you first have to know what a good leader is. Do your research.  There are many definitions and variations of what a good leader is; one model often used in leadership literature is the transformational leadership model, first proposed by James MacGregor Burns and then developed by Bernard Bass. The transformational MORE

Harbor Post 45 deepening project and transportation costs November 14, 2017 — The month of November brings cooler weather, lots of football watching, thoughts of the upcoming holidays and the fast approaching gift giving season. Who wouldn’t like a new car, the latest flat screen television or a new set of tires just to mention a few on my “wish list”? These are expensive items and it got me thinking about what goes into the MORE

“This is a football……” October 18, 2017 — Vince Lombardi, one of the most successful professional football coaches in history, was famous for beginning his practices by saying… “Gentlemen, this is a football.” He understood that the basics won games. The basics brought his team together. The basics were the foundation. Let’s take a moment to focus on the basics of our service.   As service MORE

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