The Navy offered a vast majority of leaders who taught me many lessons.
Pros: three meals a day, pay, health care, location
Cons: overnight stay, gone for weeks at a time, deployment
My first command was very different from the last. At my first command the USS San Diego LPD22 i went through many phases of the ship & crews readiness for deployment. During last phase the day started at 5:45 am through 5:30pm, my supervisors would delegate the assignments to us the " work supervisors " who would take a groups of sailors to complete a task. In the mornings i would handle all the paperwork necessary for the day, taking muster, preparing training reports, and any other documents my superiors instructed me to make ready. Say for example we are doing preventative maintenance, i would directed my group to gather supplies needed for the assignment and give a plan for how i expected work to executed. By the end of the day myself and the rest of the work supervisors would meet with our supervisors to share our progress for the day. Before we let anyone go for the day we would gather everyone and divide them into pairs to clean our spaces on the ship own by our department. At the San diego many of our assignments called for more time than we where allotted, i learned time management and how to handle subordinates under great stress.The hardest part of the this job was the work environment it self it was very fast paced with long hours, and very abrasive individuals above me in my chain of command. At the same time it prepared me for any stressful environment i may encounter in the future. The best part of the job was working side by side with my subordinates, their characters made the hard times enjoyable and we often enjoyed the work itself.