Fellow NOAA Corps officers,
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to both Kansas City, MO and Lakeland, FL to spend time at the Marine Operations Leadership Summit (MOLS) and the AOC Safety Seminar. I was impressed at the energy and enthusiasm displayed by both groups. Some of the main themes of the week were safety, training, and creating a respectful workplace. These are themes continuously in the thoughts and actions of OMAO. Participating in numerous working group discussions, briefings, and trainings I kept on hearing words associated with the NOAA Corps core values: Honor, Respect, Commitment. Our core values directly contribute to these common themes. Commitment includes "serving our nation effectively and efficiently with knowledge, skill, loyalty, and perseverance." Knowledge and skill is enhanced through training and proper training leads to increased safety. Honor includes "taking responsibility for our actions and being accountable for our professional and personal behavior." Taking responsibility and being accountable leads to increased safety and a more respectful workplace. Respect includes "treating each individual with human dignity" and "valuing inclusiveness and tolerance", all of which create a more respectful workplace. The NOAA Corps core values serve to remind us of the importance of the profession we have chosen, the oath we took, and the demands placed upon us as members of a uniformed service. Thank you all for living these core values every day.
This will be the last Cyberflash of 2018 so on behalf of CPC, I would like to wish all NOAA Corps active duty and retired officers, their families, and our supporters a safe and happy holiday season!
CAPT Devin Brakob, NOAA
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
|15 Jan 2019||Operations Officer Working Group|
|LT Joseph Phillips||18 Jan 2019|
|LTJG Sarah Chappel||31 Jan 2019|
|CDR George Miller||01 Feb 2019|
|CAPT Scott Sirois||01 Feb 2019|
|LT Sara Sheehan||01 Feb 2019|
|LT Jason Baillio||01 Mar 2019|
|LT Andrew Clos||19 Mar 2019|
|LT Felicia Drummond||29 Mar 2019|
|LCDR Kyle Byers||01 Apr 2019|
|CDR Thomas Peltzer||01 Apr 2019|