Sum1 wrote:Do you send the CO a facebook message when you need him to sign or review something?
No...but I don't send him a NAVADMIN either.
I think you are both missing the point, which is probably my fault. At the site here there is a process to draft, chop, sign, and approve awards -- 100% online. Email notifies you that you have correspondence to review. Chops and changes can be made online. Comments can be added to back up changes. PKI confirms the signature when approved. Meanwhile, the Navy continues to bury itself in blue folders.
If anyone on this site could be mistaken for a dinosaur, it is probably me. I grew up in the days of the Mod 40, banging away in the corner of the room printing messages as they came in. These were collated and filed. A six-section folder was used to create the daily read board. Out a sea, KLs were distributed in much the same way, hung up on a clipboard in SSES and initialed by Division leadership once read. How did we "automate" that process? We started sending them by email. Not effective.
Today, we have so many tools that we don't leverage. Tools that make us more effective, help get the word out, and encourage conversation. We need to embrace these tools as we move forward. The FLT TAC example is cute, and I have sent my fair share. But if we ever fight that way in an A2AD environment, we might as well throw in the towel. As far as NAVADMINs go, yes, they serve a purpose. Honestly, though, your example of the senior 1810 LCDR is troubling. As professionals, it is our job to be a part of the conversation, wherever it is occurring. Doctors read medical journals to keep up with their profession. They don't wait around for someone to send them a message. We are no different.
As for your Combatant Command instruction, I'll be sure to "like" it on FB.