My Leadership Experience At The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy

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The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA) is a leadership and development course designed to prepare Chief Petty Officers for increased responsibility as a member of the Chief Petty Officer Corps. During my five weeks at the CPOA I had the opportunity to network with fellow Chiefs, examine myself as a leader and grow as a person. There were several courses and experiences that I benefited from, however there were three in particular that had a tremendous impact on my overall outlook as a Chief Petty Officer. The first where the results from my leadership practices inventory, followed by an examination of my goals and values. Lastly, the overall networking and commradire I formed with my individual mess. Each of these three experiences have helped my lay the groundwork on the road I want to travel as a Chief and beyond. The leadership practices inventory was a survey sent out to my subordinates, peers and supervisors. It allowed them to anonymously critique my performance as a leader, influence as a role model and my ability to develop and enable those who work for me. The results from my subordinates did not come as a surprise to me. I hold great value in being a good shipmate and positive role model to those who work for me, so naturally my marks were high and …show more content…
My five weeks at the CPOA afforded me the opportunity to network with fellow Chiefs, examine myself as a leader and grow as a person. Lessons such as the leadership practices inventory and goals and values allowed me to take a step back and examine who I am as not only a Chief but also as a friend, husband and father. Most importantly, I formed bonds with a network of Chiefs that I know will benefit me for years to come. I know the lessons taught to me here and the experience I have earned have prepared me to start the next chapter in my career in the United Stated Coast

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