At the dinner table in the wardroom of USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), a discussion switched from the usual analysis of movies and disappointing sports teams to the topic of child development. EVERY TIME A NAVAL AVIATOR FLIES, he takes his natural skill set with him, but he also refines and adds to that skill set as the events in the flight teach him.
Photo composite image. Decision Making Assertiveness Mission Analysis Communication Leadership The Only Critical Skill Adaptability/Flexibility Situational Awareness By Lt. Paul Kepner t the dinner table in the wardroom of USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10), a discussion switched from the usual analysis of movies and disappointing sports teams to the topic of child development. “Why is it,” my col- leagues from the air detachment and I wondered, “that some siblings can turn out so profoundly different from their broth- ers and sisters, when they grow up in the same household?” We explored this question for a while, as if we were the first people ever to ponder “nature versus nurture.” I told the group I believed that sometimes there are pivotal points in people’s lives, and that those moments can influence a person’s development far more than their nature. I had been a proud member of HSC-21 for almost a year and CRM Contacts: was about to deploy on my nugget cruise on board USNS Bridge as Naval Aviation Schools Command part of Det. 1. The detachment had supported USS Ronald Reagan Crew Resource Management (CVN-76) strike group’s CompTuEx from the beach earlier in the 181 Chambers Ave., Suite C month, and we almost were finished with JTFEX. Pensacola FL 32508-5221 April 18 was the last fly-day of JTFEX for our det and consisted (850) 452-2088/5567 (DSN 922) Fax (850)452-2639 of vertreps between NAS North Island (NASNI) and Bridge, and https://www.netc.navy.mil/nascweb/crm/ several pax runs from Reagan. The day had been long and nonstan- crm.htm dard, which was beginning to become the standard. After dropping LCdr. Jeff Alton, Naval Safety Center off the last passengers at the NASNI terminal, the HAC and I (757) 444-3520, Ext.7231 (DSN 564) launched for the short trip back to Bridge to shut down for the day. firstname.lastname@example.org With about five miles to go, we checked in with tower with a see- you. Tower came back with a request from the
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