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Maj John Bell
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With one exception, all of my CO's and reporting seniors told me what to do, not how to do it. The one exception was a not the usual micro-manager. He just told his entire staff to stay out of his way and did everything himself. Three company grade officers and three SNCO's were essentially highly paid message runners. I'll admit he was highly capable, but if we had high tempo ops for more than 2 and a half days, I and the section chief had to pickup the pieces in mid-operation, without being privy to the boss's plan.
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Been there a few times sir. Its never good picking pieces up. In my former organization they would only come to me after something blew apart for a solution, they had no QA reviews by senior people for control. When I would offer a comment during design when I was reviewing the environmental clearance (that I was in charge of) I was told that's not my place. Toxic at it's highest levels.
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CSM Chuck Stafford
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living this right now -- not good -- Moving on to a new job on the 29th of November
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Good luck to you CSM. I retired last January and was looking to do something for a few years, and then my wife had an injury that needed my entire attention for 6 months. She is just starting to get back to normal now. I don't have any desire to go back to work but if it's one thing I learned in life is: Never say never. :)
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CSM Chuck Stafford
CSM Chuck Stafford
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SFC (Join to see) - an interesting talk WRT leadership and ownership -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzJL8zX3EVk
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