I love my job—no kidding. Granted, I just finished a tour as a lieutenant in command and that is—hands down—the best job in the Navy. We hear a great deal of negative comments about all that is wrong with the Navy, but I would like to talk about some things that are right. I believe that the challenges we face provide us with the opportunity to improve the status quo. Much like the current discussion focusing on the revolution in military affairs, we need to seize the initiative and create an environment of change: a shift in deck-plate perspective. Those of us in leadership positions (especially junior officers and chief petty officers) have the opportunity to mobilize our strengths to create a great Navy. I would like to share my perspective about a great training opportunity that exists for surface warfare officers in the Naval Special Warfare community.
The Sooner You Can Get This Job, The Better
By Lieutenant Commander Daniel P. Shaw, USN