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April 21, 2005

I just met with my new commander today. It's an interesting situation, in which my operational commander is different than my administrative commander.

Today was the administrative.

And the cool part was: Despite outranking me and having at least 5 years more experience as an officer, I took control of the conversation and directed it in the direction I wanted it to go.

And I'm not sure he even realized it.

My progression toward a mastery of bureaucracy marches onward!

Posted by Nathan at 04:03 PM | Comments (3)

Redirects are beautiful, but wise is he who does not brag in public about redirecting his boss.
You must be prior enlisted, since boss management is a key NCO survival skill.

Posted by: Crew Dawg at April 22, 2005 06:55 AM

Yeah, well what about ME?

Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at April 22, 2005 07:07 AM

I am prior enlisted.
Bragging about it is okay, because no one on the island knows I have a blog, and there is nothing that would connect me to this blog (except for this post...).
The thing is, I think he didn't have much he wanted to say, other than "Hi." and "Welcome." But I had several points I wanted to make, and some information I wanted to find out, so the meeting was actually more efficient for both of us with me taking charge.

But I'm still a little smug about how easy it was. That's probably not a good thing for me to do...

Posted by: Nathan at April 22, 2005 09:41 AM
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