US Navy Chief results are out! And I'm not on the list. What does that mean? Well, the short of it is that I have more work to do before trying again next year.
For those who don't know, making chief in the Navy is about the biggest deal going. A good chief will get more respect by default than anyone on board. A good chief will make or break a division and department. A good chief is where I want to be.
So am I bothered by the fact that I didn't get selected as FCC (SW) Smith? Nope. I knew I didn't have much of a chance to get picked up. I am still learning about how to make chief, like what types of jobs I need to be doing, how to encourage my sailors, how to write evaluations, etc. This is a long road!
Furthermore, I am in a good place right now. God has changed things in my life. I've learned not just how to be content, but how to live in that contentment. By that I mean that I've learned how to share the knowledge and wisdom with younger sailors, and I hope to continue doing so no matter what my rank.
I've still got seven years in the Navy, so chief is still very much an option. We shall see! And for those of you who made it...congrats!
To see the results, click HERE!