Aloha, WOW... It has been way to long. I can't even think of where to start except that I am 3 weeks into this "Transition" to Chief Petty Officer and I couldn't be prouder. I am learning alot and making some great friends along the way. I am very appreciative of the folks that truly want to help us become better leaders and sailors. I am very proud to be a part of this. NAVY CHIEF, NAVY PRIDE.
These are pictures from my uniform fitting 2 weeks ago
Last week I attended the CPO Legacy Academy aboard USS Missouri (BB 63) She is the the home of the Japanese Surrender to World War II. I could go on and on with information but I just don't have the time. I am going to post some pictures and say that it was a SUPER BUSY, INFORMATIVE, MEMORABLE and touching WEEK! I had a great time and am glad to continue on to the next weeks. I promise that when all of this is over, I can share more.
I did have one awesome day to share (no pictures) SORRY!! Wednesday, we went to the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and participated in the FMF(Fleet Marine Force) Challenge.
It is teamwork/communication/leadership training. The teams were 6 people and our events included AMMO Hauling (running ammo from point A to B with a helmet and flack jacket) HUM-V pull, Climbing over logs, Sliding down poles, Crawling under a barbed-wire jungle, and a tug-o-war that had us starting in the muddy water on our bellys then up to push up position. I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF THIS DAY!!! I loved Eating an MRE (meal ready to eat) for lunch. It makes you think about what our deployed soilders and sailors are eating everyday over in the middle east.
Ok, I have to go so I will quickly post some pictures. Only 3 more weeks and 3 days until I can call myself a CHIEF and get back to SWIM BIKE RUN SURF!!!