From First Class to the Deck Plates
Being a leader is a never ending process of growth and development. In the 124 years of the chief petty officer rank, good leadership is one key to molding good Sailors.
Command master chiefs assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet CPO Training Team (FCPOTT) with nearly 60 years combined experience have a simple job, assist the chief's mess fleet-wide identify the strengths and weaknesses of not just individuals, but the mess overall.
"We provide a one day seminar for any chief's mess or first class mess that requests us," said Command Master Chief Lawrence Linton, a Norfolk-based facilitator. "We talk about issues they have and assist them in figuring out their own solutions."