Category: The Mustang Lariat
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Created: Date 2020-07-15
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Hello from the Mid-South! I’m CAPT Dave Dwyer the new LDO/CWO OCM. It is great to be back in Millington and I am humbled and honored to be provided this enormous opportunity to be your OCM. I

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Created: Date 2020-03-15
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Congratulations and welcome to the wardroom for our new selects. The community is excited to have your enthusiasm, drive and talent infused into the wardroom. Each one of you will make us a

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Created: Date 2019-11-06
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I want to thank and wish Fair Winds and Following Seas to Mr. Mitch Allen, a legend in our community. No one has contributed more to the health and sustainability of our community than Mitch has.

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Created: Date 2019-08-06
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Thank you along with Fair Winds and Following Seas goes out to our departing Silver Eagle, CAPT Bill Bindel (6360) as he is heads into retirement after a very successful 38 year career. I want to

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Created: Date 2019-05-07
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Congratulations to the FY-20 New Accessions, Welcome to the Wardroom Shipmates! We selected 276 to LDO, 212 to CWO and 3 CWOs to LTJG! 

Congratulations to the New Captains (CDR

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Created: Date 2019-02-07
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Created: Date 2018-10-29
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Fiscal year (FY) 2018 ended and FY19 began on 1 Oct. This is a noteworthy time frame as your OCM team has started promotion planning for the FY20 promotion cycle with the CAPT board convening in

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Created: Date 2018-10-29
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THERE WILL BE NO IMPACT TO INDIVIDUAL PROMOTIONS DUE TO A LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY SWO! Now that I have addressed the single item that most were concerned with I am going to dive right in

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Created: Date 2018-04-10
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I want to start this editorial with a "HUGE" and very enthusiastic "CONGRATULATIONS" to all of our new selectees. I encourage all to attend the ceremonies in your

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Created: Date 2018-02-01
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I hope all had a chance to enjoy the holiday period with loved ones and/or with people you enjoy being around. I also hope your batteries have been recharged and

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Created: Date 2017-12-14
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I recently returned from attending the LDO/CWO Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Pensacola. I am sure there are many in our community that don’t even know we have a

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Created: Date 2017-09-02
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Farewell RADM White! Sir, on behalf of all LDOs and CWOs (active and retired) who have had the honor to serve under your leadership, I say thanks for your guidance and support, Fair Winds and

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Created: Date 2017-03-15
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First of all Congrats to the new LDO (274) and CWO (196) Selects. This is always a special time of the year as we all know the LDO and CWO results are the first of a long board season. The

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Created: Date 2017-01-11
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The anxiety is always high this time of the year. We just rolled back from the holidays and move right into the board season. We have taken several calls from officers frustrated

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Created: Date 2016-11-21
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In our travels, questions about mentorship come up quite often. We are seeing a very large population at our briefs of Third and Second Class Petty Officers. That is where mentorship is exceling

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Created: Date 2016-09-19
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Mentoring and Counseling happens 7 days a week and 365 days out of the year. It is imperative that we
are honest, sincere and to the point. We will undoubtedly fail our shipmates if we say

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Created: Date 2016-05-01
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Commissioning, Change of Commands and Retirements

A commissioning ceremony is a time honored tradition regardless of commissioning source. It's an opportunity to visit with a newly

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Created: Date 2016-03-01
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As we hit the road to begin our recruiting season, we will provide specifics on many of the articles listed in this addition. Every LDO and CWO must realize that your OCM team continues the work of...
Created: Date 2016-01-01
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The OCMs are in full travel mode. Hopefully we will be in your area soon. Our schedule is in flux but will provide updates as they firm up. The going in approach is that we visit major fleet...
Created: Date 2015-12-01
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This seems like a pretty straightforward question but really how do you prepare? Every seasoned O6/O5/O4/W5 will steer you center of the channel BUT some go at 10 KTs, 15 KTs and yes 350KTs. If

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Created: Date 2015-09-02
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What are Off Ramp Communities and why do we have them?

In 2010 during the LDO Officer Sustainability Initiative (OSI) it was determined LDOs in the IDC and Supply communities would

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Created: Date 2015-07-01
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I've been asked several times: "How to transition to the wardroom?" First, and foremost there is no simple answer because no two LDO's or CWO's backgrounds are the same. So I will focus on some

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Created: Date 2015-05-01
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The last several months we have traveled to Naples, Bahrain, Jacksonville, Mayport, Kings Bay and culminated with a Board of Directors (BOD) Leadership

Off-site in Pensacola. A common

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Created: Date 2015-03-01
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Well the OCM shop has been on the road quite a bit this last 2 months. We’ve had an opportunity to meet solid candidates and constituents alike. It is truly the best part of the job.

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Created: Date 2015-01-01
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If you mentored a Sailor that was not selected let’s provide some solid feedback and get them back in the game for this year. In a recent trip to Guam/Hawaii, I was refreshed to see a lot

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Created: Date 2014-11-01
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Since becoming the OCM, I have had the opportunity to visit many ships, regions, and installations. During those visits I have had similar conversations over and over with senior leaders, both

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Created: Date 2014-09-01
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Fellow Mustangs, it is with mixed emotions that I write my final article as an active duty member of our Navy.  I will be retiring on Friday October 24th.  Any of you in the Millington

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Created: Date 2014-04-01
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Our Sustainability Initiative brief to CNP (VADM Moran) a couple weeks ago was a huge success.  CNP is onboard and we continue to move ahead.  Keep track of our progress via the

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Created: Date 2014-03-01
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First and foremost, it is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge the passing of another great Mustang.  For those of you not aware, Commander John Regelbrugge III, lost his life in the

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Created: Date 2014-02-01
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As mentioned in last month’s Lariat, RADM White assumed LDO/CWO Community Flag Sponsor.  To view RADM White’s bio, cut/paste the hyperlink into your browser:

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Created: Date 2014-01-01
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 Earlier today the Chief of Naval Personnel formally approved (in writing) our Sustainability Initiative!  A quick BLUF of what this means to you:  
 
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Created: Date 2013-12-01
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Happy New Year from Millington!  I trust that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year Holiday break and are in the process of catching up as you charge into 2014.  Please don't

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Created: Date 2013-11-01
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 Happy belated Thanksgiving to all!  Accession planning for the FY-15 Active Duty In-service Procurement Board is in full swing.  Many thanks to the Senior LDO/CWO Leadership

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Created: Date 2013-10-01
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Congratulations to our newest CWO5, CWO4 and CWO3 selects!  Wear it proudly and remember, “you’re always on parade” on or off duty.  I would also like to extend my most heartfelt

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Created: Date 2013-09-02
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By the time you get this month’s Lariat, the 1 October application deadline will have passed.  Best of luck to all of your applicants, this is always an exciting time for our

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Created: Date 2013-08-01
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 A great quote from our Flag Sponsor!   It proves that your mentorship does not go unnoticed.  Keep up the exceptional work in the wardroom and on the

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pdf38 July 2013 HOT
Created: Date 2013-07-01
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Fresh off of our Tidewater Road trip.  Mitch and I were able to get out and provide some updated community information to over 200 Mustangs in Little Creek, Oceana and Norfolk. I’d like to

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pdf39 June 2013 HOT
Created: Date 2013-06-01
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Congratulations,  fair winds and following seas to Captain Gerry Slevin, Silver Eagle, who retired 

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pdf40 May 2013 HOT
Created: Date 2013-05-01
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We are headed into the dog days of summer throughout the Fleet as June is upon us and the PCS 

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Created: Date 2013-04-01
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As we wrap‐up another month I must tell you about the excitement we have about the LDO & 

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Created: Date 2012-08-01
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August was a busy month and we found ourselves on the road for several days as we continued to provide the road show community and applicant briefs to those commands that requested our presence.

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Created: Date 2011-07-01
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Head OCM’s CORNER:  You should be in the final stages of having your Superstar enlisted applicant packages finalized and ready for mailing in order to meet the 1 October deadline.  I am

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Created: Date 2011-03-01
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 In March we had the opportunity to travel to the SE US and Guantanamo Bay to present our new brief in addition to our recruiting brief.  The community brief is  l-o-n-g but

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Created: Date 2011-02-01
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25 February 2011 is a date that should go into our history book as a day of celebration.  It was the day we met with CNP and presented all of your hard work in outlining a new course

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Created: Date 2010-12-01
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I trust that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year Holiday break and are probably in the process of catching up.  We are very busy and have really never stopped with the billet reviews

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Created: Date 2010-11-08
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I would like to take this opportunity to applaud and thank the LDO/CWO Senior Leadership that came in full force to our Symposium this month.  A typical symposium attracts around 40 people –

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Created: Date 2010-10-01
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As I wrap up my first year in the job, I look back and realize what a wild ride it has been – probably my toughest year professionally. I thank my lucky stars I had Mitch here on the journey, and

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