U.S. Navy warship commanding officers (COs) are given a great opportunity during their command training in Newport, Rhode Island, to think deeply on the many issues of leadership at sea. In the relative safety and comfort of an academic environment, temporarily freed from the exhaustion of sea duty, they are encouraged to collect their thoughts and share them openly. Though the exercise is worthy, what most students take away is the realization that sailors do not remember their former captains’ command philosophies.
Leadership Forum - We Crafted a Charter
By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Brown, U.S. Navy