USCGC KISKA (WPB 1336)
Look out for each other
EVERYONE has a duty to look out for each other. If you see a shipmate struggling or running into danger, intervene. This is true whether you are on the ship or on liberty. Remember, the core values are the guiding principle of our service. Treat your shipmates like you would like to be treated yourself.
Take ownership of your duties and responsibilities
On a unit of this size, it is imperative to stress the importance that each of you serve towards our ability to conduct training, perform maintenance, and execute the mission. Since you all serve the important role, OWN the role. The results of your work are a reflection of your personal pride and devotion to duty. If you demonstrate that prided, it will be noticed, and your job will be that much more enjoyable. With that being said, once you become the expert on your respective roles, your responsibility does not end there. You are then responsible for passing on that knowledge to your fellow shipmates. Don't get caught in the trap of thinking that you are irreplaceable. You never know when something will come up that will keep you from sailing with us.
My goal for the next two years in to ensure that safety of the crew and execute the mission. What are YOUR goals? Whether they are career goals or just life goals in general, share them with your chain of command. As leaders, it is our duty to you, to ensure that you have the necessary tools and opportunities to accomplish your goals. Remember, it's not about where you start, it's where you finish that matters!
LT Evin D. Moses