Much like Admiral Winnefeld's last book, Career Compass, this work gives naval officers the information they need to build a successful career. It covers the entire career spectrum, complementing and supplementing his previous work, as it addresses such topics as the importance and challenges of joint tours, relations with chiefs and other enlisted sailors, and the timeless character qualities needed for success. Taking a chronological approach and a tone that never preaches, the admiral offers advice appropriate to all levels. His chapters on mid-grade tours are particularly useful because they are not covered in other volumes in the series. His ten rules for qsocial polishq help define the term qgentleman.q The son, nephew, brother, and father of Navy men who served afloat in peace and war, Admiral Winnefeld breaks new ground while reinforcing the best advice given over the years to those seeking a successful course.The holy grail for many is to be designated an officer of the deck under way and to earn the skippera#39;s confidence to entrust his or her ship to your ... Of commensurate importance is gaining your engineering officer of the watch qualification. ... There are detailed and complex training and qualification programs to guide you along the way. ... or second requires a great deal of intensive study and application.
|Title||:||The Professional Naval Officer|
|Author||:||James A. Winnefeld|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2006|