Ask the Chief: Backbone of the Navy

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 230 pages
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When sailors are confronted by a seemingly unsolvable problem, whether it's a fouled anchor or paint that won't dry, they often throw up their hands and declare: Ask the chief. Leahy's oral history is based on interviews with nearly 100 representatives of that legendary problem-solver, the chief petty officer. Leahy (adjunct, business, Franklin U
  

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Contents

What Is a Chief Petty Officer?
11
In the Beginning
14
Making Chief
29
Initiation
43
The Chief Petty Officers Mess
59
Chiefs and Junior Officers
77
Mustangs
91
Then and Now
107
Quality and Leadership
118
The Command Master Chief Petty Officer
133
The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
147
Modern Leaders for a Modern Navy
162
In Harms Way
188
Chiefs Are What Chiefs Do
205
Glossary Notes Index
211
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

J.F. Leahy is currently an adjunct professor of business at Franklin University's Ross School of Leadership and Management in Columbus, Ohio.

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