Romeocorpen wrote:What is the opinion of NSW billets for IW Officers? At your current command, is there a huge desire among JOs to screen for an NSW billet over a traditional operational billet (PCS Afloat, DIRSUP, ComEval)? Is there a full understanding of what the billets entail by leadership to appropriately guide officers, who have an interest, into those jobs? For those who desire an assignment within NSW, is there something that holds you back or restricts you from applying?
After reading the LCDR MILESTONE billet listing, I noticed several NSW billets listed and was curious as to how others view the program over our historic tours.
Romeocorpen wrote:For someone who has done the PCS afloat, DIRSUP subs and an IA, my current assignment is the most rewarding, personally and professionally, of any assignment thus far. I know there are officers within our community who are interested in our program but I'm afraid word isn't getting out to them.
Romeocorpen wrote:I know there are officers within our community who are interested in our program but I'm afraid word isn't getting out to them.
bubblehead wrote:That is, why advertise NSW when bodies are needed on DIRSUP (air/surface/sub-surface) or in other critical areas.
yoshi wrote: Clearly, there isn't enough communication between NSW, the detailer, and our JOs/wardroom.
yoshi wrote:1) The IW officers' opinion of NSW billets is incomplete.
2) No huge JO desire observed to screen for NSW, relative to other billets. But, its a very individual thing, more so than the other usual billets.
3) No full understanding by leadership of what the billets entail which would assist JOs in their decision making. This isn't a surprise, as a) our leadership never had the opportunity serve in these billets as JOs and b) there isn't a brief (which i have heard of) for our leadership or JOs which would provide info related to what the billet entails.
4) The lack of information itself does keep some from applying/screening.
yoshi wrote:What worries me instead is the number of NSW billets on the milestone list (relative to other jobs), considering our community ignorance about the NSW billets in general or how they prepare a senior officer to manage the community/IDC at some point in the future.
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