Fellow NOAA Corps officers,
I am excited to be writing my first Cyberflash Director's Message as the new Director of the Commissioned Personnel Center. It has been my goal since 2013 to get to this position so I could have the chance to give back to all of the NOAA Corps officers who make this such a great organization.
I would like to thank CAPT Anne Lynch for her service and work serving as the Acting CPC Director while also serving in her billet as Director of the NOAA Homeland Security Program Office. Her commitment to NOAA as well as the NOAA Corps is truly astounding and her leadership while at CPC the past six months and throughout her career has been inspirational to me. While turning over the watch with her it was immediately apparent how dedicated she is to try and help all NOAA Corps officers, senior and junior, reach their full potential.
It is great to return to CPC and see familiar faces as well as some new ones. I wish to relay to all of you that the entire CPC staff remains committed to continual improvement of the services that we provide. The CPC team works diligently across several functional areas and perform many critical duties and responsibilities that ensure the NOAA Corps as an organization operates efficiently and legally. I feel fortunate to be leading this CPC team and we are committed to serving and supporting the officers and families of the NOAA Corps.
Looking back on why I've always wanted to serve as the CPC Director I realize it comes down to the fact that I consider myself a servant leader. A servant leader is one that shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps others develop professionally. The servant leader strives to serve others rather than have others serve them. To me, this leadership philosophy seems like it will be a great fit while serving as the CPC Director.
I intend to spend as much time as I can meeting with NOAA Corps officers at different events to keep the communication between the officers and CPC flowing and looking for ways the two groups can help each other make the NOAA Corps a stronger organization. I look forward to working with each and every one of you during my time here at CPC.
CAPT Devin Brakob, NOAA
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
|7 - 11 May 2018||Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour|
|17 May 2018||BOTC 131 Graduation|
|LTJG Bryan Stephan||11 May 2018|
|ENS Bethany McAcy||25 May 2018|
|CAPT Amilynn Adams||01 Jun 2018|
|CDR Nathan Hancock||01 Jun 2018|
|LCDR Lyndsey Davis||01 Jun 2018|
|CAPT Robert Kamphaus||01 AUG 2018|
|LT Jessica Senzer||10 AUG 2018|
|LT Adam Ruckman||24 AUG 2018|
|LT Gavin Chensue||31 AUG 2018|
|LTJG Kathryn Richwine||05 SEP 2018|
|LT Daniel Langis||01 OCT 2018|
|LCDR David Cowan||26 OCT 2018|
|LCDR Brian Prestcott||01 Nov 2018|