He was especially proud of his status as a Navy Mustang and cherished the motto - “I did it the hard way…I earned it!” During his three plus decades as a Navy Sailor, Ron served onboard nine different ships and two amphibious units, exemplifying the Navy creed that sailors belong on ships, and ships belong at sea. He served three tours in Vietnam, including command of the USS Krishna ARL-38, which he considered a highlight of his career. During his career, Ron received the Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Commander Meardy proudly served in the U.S. Navy until his retirement in 1982, but he never lost his love for the sea, his dedication to the Navy, and his affection for his
Eldred Hosea Moye Sr. enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1984 at Military Entrance Processing station, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He attended Operations Specialist “A” School in Damneck, VA, where he was meritoriously advanced to Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice. He quickly rose through the enlisted ranks and would become a United States Chief Petty Officer in 7 years, which is a great achievement for this sailor because is usually takes 10 or more years to get promoted to that rank.
I served in the civil war, however, I was most famous for my quote at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, where I served as a admiral leading across a field of torpedoes, saying “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” After serving in the civil war in 1866, I was promoted to the rank of a four star admiral, which was new rank the United States created. I was the first person to serve as a rear, vice, and four star admiral. I died on August 14, 1870, and was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx New York, where my monument
However, he is most noted for his contributions to American shipbuilding during World War II, when he ran seven shipyards (the Kaiser Shipyards) that mass-produced Liberty ships in record time. The SS Robert E. Peary , for instance, was launched from Richmond Shipyard #2 just four days after its keel was first laid.
Veterans fight for our freedom everyday risking their lives for the enjoyment of ours, Kenneth Roy Graham was one of those courageous individuals. On the year of 1920 this hero was born. He was raised in Allegan, Michigan with a family of 16. He was known for being prankster of the family, he would always prank his brothers with little nick nacks like whoopee cushions. He never knew that his life would change from being a Private serving in World War II.
The late Honorable Gamaliel Marcus “Von” Kelley, Jr. was born on September 16, 1934, unto the blessed union of Gamaliel Marcus Kelley, Sr. and Jane-Ann Frazier in Greenville, Sinoe County, Republic of Liberia.
George Catlett Marshall Jr. was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on December 31, 1880. “He was initially a disappointment to his parents with his mischievous behavior and poor performance in school. When he entered the Virginia Military Institute(VMI) in 1897, at age 17, however, he vowed to succeed. His first year at the institute was at a difficult one, but the young cadet was determined to learn military rules and follow orders. By the end of the first year, he was at the top of his class.” He graduated from VMI and commissioned in 1901 as a second lieutenant. The following year, the young officer married Elizabeth Carter Cole served in the Philippines from 1902.
John Finn was born on 23 July, 1909 in Los Angeles Country, the son of a plumber. He dropped out of school and enlisted in the Navy 1926 at the age of 17. Finn needed his mother to sign him up because he was so young. Even though he had a limited education, he became an Aviation Ordnanceman and made his way through the enlisted ranks finally being promoted to Chief Petty Officer in only 9 years. “Everybody thought I was a boy wonder” Finn recalled “I was just in the right place and the right time” Finn was glad for the promotion because a Chief Petty Officer earned $99 month. This helped him and his wife Alice, who he married in 1932.
born in 1934 on august 22nd. He was very incumbent on becoming a military personnel that he was long waiting
2. Captain Ryan Shepard has demonstrated outstanding promotional potential by holding multiple positions as an Assistant Battalion S3, fulfilled his Key Development Assignment as Alpha Company Commander, and currently serving as the Battalion S3. The Army Congressional
Captains of sports teams are given the stereotype that they are the most athletic player on the team, scoring the most goals and handling the ball best. In truth, captains have a lot of work they have to do that doesn't even involve playing the sport. Captains are the most looked at player of the game; other players, younger kids and coaches look to them to set examples. They have to set examples in every aspect of the game; athleticism might be part of their job but it is not limited to it. The captain of any sports team must set the leadership standard for commitment, confidence, intelligence, and attitude.
The topic of leadership evokes curiosity about our leaders and their approaches in decision making, leadership styles and the effectiveness of their leadership. At time leaders are critiqued for their actions or views on different business affairs. In today’s working environment leaders set the tone, vision, and goals of any organization. Leadership has a huge impact on the culture of an organization and how people communicate within the organization (Northouse, 2009). The actions of leaders should inspire and positively impact their followers. The approach of leaders in handling adversities highlights many features of their character.
This media example is a clip from the popular television show “Band of Brothers”. The clip shows an airborne infantry captain, Captain Sobel, as he prepares his men for war. Throughout the clip he adheres to military regulations strictly and makes sure his men do the same. He also administers very heavy punishments upon his men despite the already exhausting workload he expects them to complete. Also featured in the video is Lieutenant Winters who is more understanding of the men and contrasts Sobel’s leadership style.