Commanding Officer’s Philosophy
Leadership Quote: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” —Colin Powell
Port Security Unit 305’s mission is to provide port security in support of military and humanitarian operations worldwide. This unit is required to deploy within 96 hours after recall and be self sufficient for 15 days in forward operating environments.
My five principles of our professional identity will help to serve as guiding criteria for our decisions and actions. If we abide by these attributes, our core values (Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty) should be clearly evident in our actions:
Know your job, do what is expected of you and continually strive to expand your knowledge and qualifications. Be competent in your position and let your performance do your talking.
We must be ready to go when called upon and our equipment must be ready to support our mission. Well trained operators and supervisors take care of themselves, their families and their people. Abuse/neglect of equipment directly impacts the efficiency, effectiveness, and readiness of our unit. Maintenance, property accountability and resource management must be integrated into operations.
As individuals, as a unit, and as Coast Guardsmen, our conduct must always be upright and honorable both in public and when nobody’s looking. Alcohol and Drug Abuse is unacceptable; Fraternization is detrimental to unit cohesion. Always do the right thing and never be afraid to speak up.
Whatever your ancestry or your lot in life, here you are an equal. We will not tolerate disrespect or harassment! We are all on the same team. Negativity is not welcome. Care for the safety and welfare of our Sailors.
Esprit de Corps
Work together as a team, embracing the common spirit existing between our members. Create an environment that inspires ingenuity, enthusiasm, devotion and strong regard for the honor of our unit.