Ahoy Shipmates! When I use the term "shipmates" I am referring to not only our winged colleagues, but also ALL of our civilian employees and partners whom we serve. Those of you who know me can attest to my love of the sea and the associated nautical customs, traditions, metaphors and sea stories. Indeed, sea stories are my weakness and I'll endeavor to avoid spinning so many yarns that I lose your interest. As I assume the conn from CAPT Krepp, I can't help but feel humbled to have this opportunity to work with an amazingly dedicated staff here at CPC. Although I would always rather be at sea, I am truly fortunate to be leading the CPC team and I am committed to serving and supporting the officers and families of the NOAA Corps.
In the coming weeks as I gain my human resources sea legs, I intend to provide more frequent communications than you've seen in the past. I've had a couple of "a-ha!" and "No way!" moments worth sharing over the past two weeks. I don't want to be the person on board our ship with a secret. One of these "a-ha's" crossed my bow yesterday. It pertains to airline luggage fees while traveling on orders and is described below. Future communications will likely be somewhat random in terms of timing as well as content, and will be sent via messages from the Director, CPC.
And finally, a brief glimpse in to my command philosophy. During my watch, I will emphasize the HR activities that underpin organizational excellence. My priorities are simple - discipline and accountability. These words mean much more than their common usage and I apply them both in a very broad sense. More on these in future messages.
CAPT Jeremy Adams, NOAA
|6-26 March 2016||REFTRA-80|
|March 2016||BOTC 128 Selection Board|
|CDR Stephen Meador||01 April 2016|
|CAPT Mark Moran||01 April 2016|
|CAPT Lawrence Krepp||01 May 2016|
|CAPT Harris Halverson||01 May 2016|
|LT Mark Frydrych||01 May 2016|
|LTJG Theresa Smith||13 May 2016|