Chief Simoes is the assistant public affairs officer for U.S. Seventh Fleet. Previously, he was assigned to Stars and Stripes in the Middle East as a multimedia journalist and the senior enlisted leader.

Articles by Hendrick Simoes

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael M. Gilday

The Rhetoric War

By Senior Chief Petty Officer Hendrick Simoes, U.S. Navy
November 2021
The same political divisions that affect Main Street affect the deckplates. Left to fester, the rhetoric can solidify into extremist attitudes and damage the Navy’s cohesion.

It Is Time for Digital Deckplate Leadership

By Mass Communications Chief Hendrick Simoes, U.S. Navy
June 2017
First Prize—Spring Enlisted Prize Essay Contest (Sponsored with Textron Systems) Enlisted leaders must engage and guide Sailors in the digital realm. I don’t have a good answer for you,” the ...