Today, I took command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Over the past few years, I have come to appreciate Blogging as a form of communication not just to disseminate information or hold forth on a particular subject, but to get valuable feedback from a broad audience with a wide variety of perspectives.
I have been particularly impressed with the 10th Mountain Division’s Blog started under Major General Oates. It is very much a Command Blog, not just a Commander’s Blog, where the whole 10th Mountain family can learn about and discuss issues which are important to them. My goal is to emulate that environment here at USFF.
I plan to use the USFF Blog to help increase meaningful two-way communication throughout our organization. What I will need from you are straight-forward comments (positive and negative) about specific topics that will help us all learn, grow and accomplish our assigned missions.
I welcome all perspectives, and my first thread will be to ask for ideas from you that you would like me to address in future posts. I will not be able to respond to every post we receive in the Blog, but I will read them and do my best to respond appropriately to the issues that arise.