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In this special edition, we would like to commemorate and pay tribute to one of the leading mentors & contributors of Navy Career Wise Social Media Network (that now includes: Twitter, YouTube, ...

In this special edition, we would like to commemorate and pay tribute to one of the leading mentors & contributors of Navy Career Wise Social Media Network (that now includes: Twitter, YouTube, Slideshare, LinkedIN & soon Skype, Blogger & G+), no other than Navy Counselor Master Chief Linda Maclean. In the meantime, it is business as usual. Please browse to this month’s recent changes & latest information on Navy & Veteran Advancement, Benefits, Career development, dependents, education, fleet & family, GI Bill & much more from A to Z.

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  • In this special edition, we would like to commemorate and pay tribute to one of the leading The last printed edition of Navy mentors & contributors of Navy Career Wise Social Media Network (that now includes: Twitter, Career Wise was in September of YouTube, Slideshare, LinkedIN & soon Skype, Blogger & G+), no other than Navy Counselor Master 2011 & due to the fact that Social Chief Linda Maclean. In the meantime, it is business as usual. Please browse to this month’s Media has taken over most of recent changes & latest information on Navy & Veteran Advancement, Benefits, Career how we communicate and digest development, dependents, education, fleet & family, GI Bill & much more from A to Z. information plus the amount of information that comes in daily that is so enormous that a monthly printed newsletter becomes obsolete after a few weeks & months. Navy Career Wise have turned into a Facebook Social Media page in March of 2011 and since then became a major source of information not only of Command Career Counselors but mentors, leading Chiefs, Department Heads, Spouses & most importantly our veterans & Sailors around the world. This Special Edition is a final test if a monthly newsletter is needed since a few have requested , please let us know.Email your feedback to navycareerwise@gmail.com if you think that a monthly newsletter is necessary or Social Media Facebook will suffice orhas taken over in putting out the word to our Sailors, Veteran & Family. Meanwhile enjoy our tribute to Master Chief Maclean on page 11 to 19.
  • *** Active Duty, Military Spouses and Veterans Career Fair *** Free to Job Seekers!! Everyone Invited! On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 2012 at 910 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-5811 • (619) 544-9600 2012 College Recruiting & Job Fair AGENDA: • 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON: There will be several colleges, universities and other training, education and veteran resource organizations present that specifically support... active duty military, veterans and their families. Resume and job interview assistance and training will be available at the event • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Meet and greet employers face to face and find out what employment opportunities they have for you! Bring your resumes and gain insight into what careers are available now. Please visit www.diversitysolutions.us for a list of confirmed companies. Or call 619-277-9099 for more details. Send your email address to: oran@diversitysolutions.us to be added to database.*** Military Job Fair & Seminar in Virginia Area *** 2012 Spring Military Job Fair of Virginia will be held at the Hampton RoadsConvention Center at 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666 on April 26th, 2012 - 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. Contact Carrice White at 325-8161 .Register & for more information: http://www.vapeninsulachamber.com/. The Military Job Fair of Virginia is free and open to active-duty andrecently separated military members, retired military members, reservists, veterans, DoD civilians, and their dependents. No reservation isrequired. Business attire is mandatory. Free Seminar: How to Work a Job Fair - 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. / How to Negotiate a Salary - 10:00 a.m. /Employer Panel - 11:00 a.m. "NETWORK YOURSELF at Navy Career Wise“ www.facebook.com/careerwise *** Military Job Opportunities @ Disney ***Disney President and CEO Bob Iger just announced a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans called HeroesWork Here. Its exciting news and weve got the details. Disney will: - Provide at least 1,000 jobs, career opportunities for returning U.S. veteransover the next three years. - Support military families, veterans transitioning into civilian life. Launch a national public awareness campaign toencourage job opportunities for veterans. Disney will also invest in select non-profit organizations that provide training and other supportservices for veterans, while Disney VoluntEARS will lend their time and talents to the effort through service projects with veterans organizationsacross the country. To learn more about Heroes Work Here, visit the Disney Careers website at http://disneycareers.com/en/working-here/heroes-work-here/. Regards, Ed Roscoe, CNIC HQ, Ombudsman Registry Administrator, edroscoezeid@charter.net, 919 499-1455*** Veteran & Active Duty Employment Webinar *** The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) is sponsoring a Veteran EmploymentWebinar series to help you land the job you want and deserve. The second in the webinar series will be on April 4 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.The webinar will cover how to find a job. Speakers will include Ted Daywalt from VetJobs and Rod Dillehay of Veradata, The webinars are open toall veterans, active duty, reservists or retired members of the U.S. Military, and those supporting veterans including Veteran Service Officers,spouses, and family members. You can register at http://dvnf.org/veterans-programs/veterans-employment-webinar/
  • Active Duty PACT Job Opportunities: Submarine (Non-Nuke) *** Navy Active Duty Job Opens April 11 at 1800 CST *** Typically from 2nd Thursdays for 2 weeks job openings are posted & open forThe SUB Community have rate conversion or PACT opportunity in the following application via CMS Interactive Detailing (Active Duty Job) at:rates: https://www.cmsid.navy.mil/jass/ActiveJobsSummary.action and 9 MONTHS PRIOR your PRD is your window to negotiate. But 12 MONTHS PRIOR your PRDElectronics Technician Communications (ET-COM): YG2009 and YG 2011 should not deter you not to view and contact your detailer for possibleFire Control Technician (FT): YG2011 negotiation. Contact your Command Career Counselor for more information.Machinist Mate-Aux (MM-AUX): YG2011Machinist Mate-Weapons (MM-WEPS): YG2011 For details and time line / countdown 18 months prior to your PRD go to:Culinary Specialist (CSS): YG2010 and YG2011 http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-Logistics Specialist (LS...S): YG2010 and YG2011 npc/enlisted/cmsid/Documents/Detailing%20Countdown%20(MAY%2011).pdfSonar Technician (STS): YG2011Yeoman (YNS): YG2010 and YG2011Information System Technician (ITS): YG2010 and YG2011CCCs: Attention to an opportunity that is available for your PACT Sailors. Thesubmarine force is presently accepting volunteers into 9 of their 11 ratings forvarious year groups. Most of these jobs require involve highly technical trainingthat is fully transferable to the civilian sector. The jobs that are not technical innature are typically service related jobs in very small divisions that are criticalto mission success and unit morale.If the Sailor desires a set schedule and stability, he can volunteer for one of our2-crew SSBN submarines and only possess the boat for half the year. The otherhalf of the year is spent in the homeport training for the next cycle. If the Sailorwants to see ports and wants the stability of a 2-crew platform he can apply forone of the 8 crews that serve on the SSGN submarine. These boats areconsidered to be the best of both worlds and provide both schedule stability *** Blue Angels Seek Enlisted Applicants ***and the opportunity to see the world. Submarine ports exist in Guam, Hawaii, The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, is encouragingSan Diego, CA, Bangor, WA, Kings Bay, GA, Groton, CT, and Norfolk, VA. qualified Navy and Marine Corps enlisted personnel to apply for the 2013 and follow-on seasons. Navy E-5 and above, and outstanding E-4, SailorsBy choosing submarines you do not completely sacrifice quality of life from multiple aviation platforms are considered for this type-two sea dutystandards that surface platforms provide. The food is top quality and email billet. Marine Corps applicants must be F/A-18 specific electricians,connectivity is the new norm outside of the mission area. Please pass this communication/navigation (COMNAV), power plants or air frames. For moreopportunity along to your Sailors and direct them to the Submarine ECM shop information on how to apply visit the Blue Angels website:if they have any questions. Contact your CCC or call 901-874-4367 or 901-874- www.blueangels.navy.mil or contact Senior Chief Aviation Electronics2082 or 901-874-2819 Technician Patrick Hosterman at Patrick.hosterman@navy.mil.
  • *** Jobs for ERB Affected Sailors *** Job Leads are *** 60 Days Transition Day for ERB Sailors ***posted on Challenger Essentials. These job openings are with Bottom Line : 60 days of Transition Time for ERB Sailors is not Basket Leave.employers who have expressed a specific interest in Sailors There is some confusion about the ERB 60 days Transition Time. This should help Sailors better understand the policy. The 60 days of Transition Time for Sailorsaffected by Enlisted Retention Board. To see the job leads, log in... who were not selected for continued Service from the Enlisted Retention Board isto your Challenger Essentials account at not non-chargeable (basket/free) leave. The 60 days is to allow the Sailors timewww.challengeressentials.com click on Navy Resources on the away from duty station to prepare for their Transition. The days are intended toleft, and then on Job Openings. Be sure to scroll down to see all be used via multiple means:of the current openings and follow the specific applicationinstructions for each job that interests you. TAD: - TAP or Permissive Job Hunting Special Liberty: - Shipmates to Workmates- Job Fair- Resume workshop- Job Interview- Local Chamber of Commerce job seminar - COOL Testing - CollegeIf you do not yet have a Challenger Essentials account, please Registration-establish one by going to Leave: - Regular Leave - Separation/Terminal Leavehttps://www.icareermanager.com/login/challengerTops/login.aspx and using the pass code: CGCNAVY4288. If you would like It is important for the Sailor to understand if they are requesting to take terminalassistance, please call or email Challenger, Gray & Christmas and leave that is greater or equal to 60 days, the time requested can be consideredset up a time to talk with a Job Search Coach. The phone number the 60 days of Transition Time. Every command is going to make their ownis 800-971-4288 and the email address is determination in how they are going to allow their Sailors the 60 days of transition. We all need to remember that each and every Sailors situation is goingcgcusnavy@challengergray.com. to be different.•Who can approve my request if I want to separate prior to 1 Sept 2012? For Sailors who are serving OCONUS they are required to be CONUS at least 60•Answer: Your Commanding Officer can approve your requested days prior to 1 September. These 60 days for OCUNUS Sailors do not have to beseparation date, but without an operational waiver, separation must be during one consecutive time period. Again each and every Sailors situation will beno later than 1 September 2012. If you desire to separate earlier than 1 different. Sailors who are serving OCUNUS and do not desire to utilize theSeptember 2012, you must request approval from your CO via your chain authorized 60 days must sign a page 13 stating they waive this right. They canof command and Career Counselor. The request must be approved by waive the entire amount or specific number of days.your CO, who will consider operational demands, backfill plan, overallmanning, and your personal situation. You may not get the separation The 60 days was authorized because Sailors who were not selected for continueddate you desire. Once your CO has approved a date, make sure the service had not planned to separate 1 September 2012 and might not have a lotrequest if forwarded to your supporting Personnel Office or PSD so they of leave days on the books. It is to allow them time through authorized multiplecan begin your separation processing and preparation of your orders. means that they would normally have prepared themselves for ahead of time in transitioning out of the Navy at their EAOS.http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/ERB/Documents/SEPARATION%20ORDERS%20_21DEC.doc Additionally Sailors who desires to take terminal leave must have the number of days leave requested on the books prior to their separation date. (NCCM BE, PACFLT)
  • *** Military Spouse Scholarships *** More educational benefits you can take advantage as a military spouse. Apply now. NationalMilitary Family Association: Military Spouse Scholarships: http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/ *** Barracks Came a Long Way now *** Why stay anywhere else not just on TAD but on recreational lodging use your military ID card to get a great & practical place to stay - around the world at almost half the price of leading hotels/motels, no coupons required. Go to: http://dodlodging.net/ *** Moving Resources *** During military moving season (and recent PCS move issues), please book your moving dates early and keep flexibility in mind when doing so. When people are notified of a move, the first stop should be their local personal property office, and then the www.Move.mil website. Military OneSource also offers families a host of online moving resources, including "Plan My Move." *** Veterans State Benefits Handbook 2012 *** Each state manages its own benefit programs. The following is a list of links to the websites for each of the individual states that offer veterans benefits. Be sure to take advantag...e of the benefits you have earned by clicking on the link to your State Department of Veterans Affairs. See what benefits your state offers. GI Bill Benefits are worth up to $52,500. Find Schools with VA-approved Programs by clicking the Navy Career Wise 2012 State-by-State Benefits Handbook. Free to download & print. http://www.slideshare.net/tonyastro/state-benefits-2012 *** Veteran Unemployment Rate Down by 7.6% *** "Statistics from the *** Free NCAA Basketball Games Online *** For those into college Bureau of Labor Statistics show that more Veterans of the Iraq and basketball - Watch all NCAA Free - must have a .mil Navy or Military email Afghanistan era than ever before are working in the civilian sector, up to start or authenticate subscription to watch all Live GAMES for free. Click nearly 220,000 since the end of 2011. Today, nearly 1.9 million of those the link: Veterans hold private sector jobs, a number expected to rise as more https://secure.mms.ncaa.com/campaign/MMOD_MIL_CMPGN/email_reg troops leave the military in coming years." For more: http://goo.gl/386hA
  • *** Veteran Benefits: Individual Unemployability *** *** New GI Bill for Unemployed Vets ***The program allows VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100 A new GI Bill program, now known as Veterans Retrainingpercent rate, even if VA has rated their service-connected disabilities less Assistance Program (VRAP), will offer up to 12 months ofthan 100 percent. Vets must provide medical evidence that shows their Montgomery GI Bill benefits for older unemployed veterans.disability prevents them from working. For details visit: The program is part of the V...OW to Hire Heroes Act whichhttp://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/benefits/factsheets/serviceconnected/IU.asp also includes tax breaks for companies that hire veterans. That means that pre-9/11 veterans who often feel left out, may soon qualify for as much as $17,600 ($1473 a month) for education and training. Here’s what you should know about the new VRAP: -This benefit can be used to earn an associate degree, non- college degree, or certification, and training for a high demand occupation. -According to the VA, the program will begin July 1, 2012. -This new benefit will be limited to 45K vets in FY2012 and 54K for FY 2013 through March 31, 2014. -Once participating veterans have completed the VRAP education program, the Dept. of Labor will provide employment assistance. -To be eligible for the VRAP GI Bill Veterans must: * Be at least 35 but no more than 60 years old. * Be unemployed (as determined by DoL). * Not have a dishonorable discharge. * Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program. * Not be drawing VA compensation due to unemployability. * Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program. *** Veteran Unemployment Rate Down by 7.6% ***“Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that more Veterans ofthe Iraq and Afghanistan era than ever before are working in the civilian The VA will be issuing more information soon on this program.sector, up nearly 220,000 since the end of 2011. Today, nearly 1.9 million of For details visit:those Veterans hold private sector jobs, a number expected to rise as more http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/vrap.htmltroops leave the military in coming years.” http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/6086/vet-unemployment-down-but-work-still-remains/
  • *** Benefits You Must Use or Lose: Navy COOL **** *** NCPACE Distance Learning (DL) *** Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online. To those Sailors that NCPACE-DL is 100% free tuition exclusively for Sea Duty Command: have been affected by the ERB did you know there is still time - Term can start in the request of the command and course can be to nock out some military funded civilian certifications via Navy completed up to 90 days or at your own pace. COOL? The 1 year left on contract requirement is being waived - Take Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree from some of the for those that are being separated via the ERB. I am sure this following accredited colleges & university without using your Tuition has been posted before but just in case you missed it or did not Assistance or GI Bill (you only pay for the books & CD): Columbia know it is something that could mean the difference between College, Texas A&M, Central Texas, Old Dominion, University of getting an interview and not. https://www.cool.navy.mil/ (RP2 Oklahoma & more. Check this catalog to view the courses: Preachers) http://www.ctcd.edu/navy/ncpace_guide_catalog2011.pdf. For more info on NCPACE: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ncp/ncpace.cfm *** Improve your College, Exam Skills & ASVAB *** Take the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) to improve you or your Sailors Math/ Reading/ English skills before retaking the ASVAB. OASC is available on the NKO Learning Tab and on the Navy College Program Website under the academic skills link. Navigation to OASC is also available at http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes/ (must go via NKO to get free access using password or CAC-PKI ID)*** Avoid Tuition Assistance (TA) Problems with Some Helpful Advice *** To apply for TA go to this site using your CAC ID Card:https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/ Follow these guidelines to avoid TA delays or problems:1) Keep your degree plan up to date. If you decide to change degree programs or schools then you must update your records by giving theNavy an updated degree plan.2) Course request must be on degree plan. This goes hand in hand with keeping your degree plan up to date. The course listed on your webTAfunding request must be listed on the degree plan. Carefully check your webTA request before you submit for command approval to be surethat your course numbers/titles are correct and match the course listed on your degree plan.3) Transfer Credit and Degree Plan. If you decide to take a course at a different school and transfer it to your home school (the school that willissue your degree) to meet a degree requirement then be prepared to provide evidence to the VEC that the course you are going to take hasbeen approved by your home school as meeting a course requirement for your degree.4) Always apply for TA BEFORE start date. The Navy will not process any webTA requests if the course has already started. No exceptions orwaivers on this policy.5) Schools are ignorant about TA policy. NEVER rely on a school to provide you with information on Navy TA policy. Contact NCO or go to theNavy College website if you have questions on Navy TA policies or rules. It’s not the school’s job to understand Navy TA policy and when theytry to advise Sailors on TA rules it usually ends up hurting the Sailor. Don’t let this happen to you!
  • 4 COOL Recipe 4 Success in College, CLEP,Certification, & Credentials While on Active DutyOne of the sea duty going command CVW-11 Sailor GMSN Cowan saved over $1,000 taking the CLEP Test & earning his Associates in a year andnow 8 classes away from Bachelors Degree. He will earn his Bachelors Degree soon with zero expense on tuition using TA in 2 years while inCVW-11 starting with zero college. Over 50 CLEP College Courses you can take to earn you credits in a snap (It usually cost $97 per subject).You can usually register online via Navy College sponsored school website. To register for CLEP, here is an example in NAS Lemoorehttps://www.ccis.edu/nationwide/admissions/clepform.asp?Lemoore. But before that, the Navy even goes further by giving you a Free ONLINECLEP Study test through world-renowned PETERSONS Study Guide. LOGIN via NKO to access the free guide then click:http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod (or you can create an account & use it at home with your family at www.petersons.com/dantes)I hope that GMSN Cowan not only inspire you to earn your college degree now - but also realize to take advantage some of the benefits that theNavy have invested for us to use while we have time in our hands.2. NCPACE Distance Learning (DL) - 100% free tuition exclusively for Sea Duty Command: Every term depends on command’s schedule andusually take up to 90 days to complete on your own pace. You earn or take Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree from some of the followingaccredited colleges & university without using your Tuition Assistance or GI Bill (you only pay for the books & CD): Columbia College, Texas A&M,Central Texas, Old Dominion, University of Oklahoma & more. There is also an NCPACE Instructor Led (IL) in most local base. A Sea Dutycommand can initiate this program and take turn with other command to continue the program as coordinated by the local Navy College. Onegreat example is NAS Lemoore where CVW-11 Started in January and now on it’s 2nd term being run by VFA-86 & being held every month for allSailors in Lemoore area to earn Basic Skills for those who want to improve their ASVAB, earn a 6 unit credits on English / Math CLEP.3. Navy COOL & USMAP: - Two staff member just earned a certification or credentials that are required into some of the job skills in the civilianprofession through Navy COOL. Visit www.cool.navy.mil and browse to dozens of certifications/credentials that you can earn either by: getting avoucher from the Navy, completing an NKO Courses or DANTES Examination, submitting a package or paying a membership. This is open toEnlisted, Officers & Navy DoD employees. Go to https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil/usmapss/ to register and start your certification with Departmentof Labor by merely logging your hours daily. If you consistently do this 5x a week, you may get your certification in about 12-24 monthsdepending on the skills requirement. This is open only to Enlisted on their current rating.4. Tuition Assistance & Post 911-GI Bill Top Up: Enroll to your selected online or campus accredited college or university by submitting a TuitionAssistance application voucher via: https://myeducation.netc.navy.mil/. The Navy can pay up to 16 Semester Hours, or 24 Quarter Hours perindividual. (Waiver requests cannot exceed the FY $4500 DoD program limit.). Payment for tuition and fees will not exceed the following caps:$250.00 per semester hour or $166.67 per quarter hour and if you exceed those caps, you can pay the difference using GI Bill Top Up. Visithttps://www.navycollege.navy.mil/nta.cfm#what for details. (Just my BOAT - NCC Astro)
  • *** Congratulations to our FY13 Limited Duty & Chief Warrant*** Officer & College Program: Seaman To Admiral FY 2013 *** Officers (LDO/CWO Commissioning Program**** Click thePlease read the latest STA-21 NAVADMIN: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- NAVADMIN http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2012/NAV12073.txt but meanwhile npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2012/NAV12078here are some Navy Career Wise STA-21 Tips: .txt1. If you havent got your SAT/ACT, take it now to get the result prior to the mailing of thepackage.2. Start your online package as early as now. Go to HTTPS://WWW.STA-21.NAVY.MIL - forapplication & also for more information.3. Read the presentation and tools on our share drive.4. Continue to take as many college or CLEP. This is more of an Educational Program thanOfficers Program. Board looks at giving this type of "scholarship" to those who have potentialto complete the 3 year college prior to becoming an officer.5. Submit your chit now - must be approved on Dept Head level by April 13 (keep this email toget a reminder on 12 April).6. See me today or this week if you need to know more about STA-21 or not so sure about it.7. Here is the Navy Career Wise Suggested Timeline to ensure that your package goes well andon time (your command may have a different timeline):Action Recommended Completion Dates * POC / ACTION PERSONNEL•STA-21 Brief 29-Mar-12 CCC & ESO *** Special Duty: Presidential Duty Recruiting event *** White•Take SAT / ACT (If not yet started) 2-Apr-12 House Communications Agency (WHCA) is committed to recruiting the•Submit / Route a Request Chit via COC 13-Apr-12 Applicant best and the brightest. WHCA members come from all Services, with•Review ESR online and service record ASAP Applicant varied levels of experience and multiple specialties. Members assigned to•Complete online STA-21 application 2-Apr-12 Applicant WHCA will provide direct service to our mission in Washington, DC or on a•Administer weigh-ins & PFA CMD PRT PRT Coord. travel team in support of the President, Vice President, First Lady, and•Submit package to chain of Command 20-Apr-12 Applicant•Screen Package, Draft CO Endorsement 20-Apr-12 Admin / Member others as directed.•Assemble Packages for Board review 21-May-12 CCC•Interview Appraisal Boards 6-Jun-12 Officer Board / AO Military Job Opportunity for Sailors in the following rates: BU, CE, CTI•Overall Ranking of Applicants Board 6-Jun-12 All Members (Russian), CTM, CTN, ET, IT, MC, PS, SW•Submit Smooth Appraisals & Package 13-Jun-12 Board Members•Prepare Smooth Packages to ADMIN 15-Jun-12 CCC - Where: Naval Base San Diego Naval Base San Diego Theater (Building 71)•Endorsements / Nominations Signed 15-Jun-12 CO - When: Monday, 16 April 2012 at 0900.•Packages signed by CO Forwarded to NPC21-Jun-12 ESO / ADMIN•Deadline of Applications to NPC 1-Jul-12 Admin / Member For questions call 202-757-1286 or email Chris Gambill at•Deadline for Additional Documentation 1-Aug-12 Member cdgambill@whmo.mil visit www.disa.mil/whca for qualifications
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  • Master Chief Navy Counselor Linda K. Maclean, United States Navy •“She was always there when I hit hard times on my first tour, because of her I made it a successful one. Her mentorship was invaluable and will always be cherished, I will miss that most. Happy trails Master Chief, we will miss you" - NC1(SW/AW) Bell •"Linda has been a true leader, teacher, inspiration and friend to me for the last 6 years. Without her strong, decisive leadership I can truly say I would not be where I am today. The Navy is losing one of the best today. Fair winds and following seas and if you ever need anything, please let me know." - NCC(SW) Brian Luckett •“Linda has been my mentor, role model and true friend from the minute I stepped out of the Submarine community into the Navy Counselor world. There has been no single person in my career who has cared as much or taught me more. I will be forever grateful for her guidance.” - NC1 Steven Pauly •Linda, thanks for the many times you have given me no-nonsense, clear-as-a-bell advice when I needed it most and for the nice words you have always passed my way. You have helped me become a better Navy Counselor and a better Command Master Chief. As you start the next chapter in your life, know that you have closed this chapter leaving a huge impact on those you have trained, mentored and have simply come in contact with! You always have my best, and I wish you "Fair Winds and Following Seas.” - CMDCM(AW/SW) Toby A. Ruiz •“Master Chief has been the first to give recognition for any job done well, and the quickest to provide solutions to tough problems that affect Sailors. In a short time, I have learned the power of a motivated Career Counselor and leader in Master Chief, and I sincerely hope that someday I can impact the Navy in such a way as she has.” - YN1(SW/SCW) Ryan Mahan
  • Master Chief Navy Counselor Linda K. Maclean, United States Navy •"Linda has been a true mentor and knowing her for over 3 years, I have always relied on her practical approach to helping Sailors, her contagious smile & Lindaish sense of humor. I will miss her in my Navy.” – Navy Career Wise Chief Tony Astro •"Linda has been more than a mentor to us all. Shes been a teacher (never forgetting even the furthest students under her wing), a guide to the blind (for those times that, I bet, we all felt blinded by nonsense and most of all, a true friend who always listened and gave so much without ever expecting anything in return. Its no wonder that all of us have taken the time out of a busy schedule to pay tribute to YOU. Thank you so much for all that you do! Never change your quirkiness! To a woman so important, that everyone she touched provided testimony to and a commitment of friendship and mentorship. You go Super Woman!" – NC1(SW/AW) Brenda Chavez •“Linda, you have been my best friend for over 20 years. Im so proud of all you have accomplished and the many Sailors you mentored over the years who have gone on to success thanks to your leadership. I thank you for helping me out in CCC world, the many times I came to you for advice and guidance so I could help my Sailors as much as I could. The Navy is losing one of their finest - but the retired ranks welcome you!! Love you, my sister.” – Kathleen Handley •"For the past 3 years I have served as an ISIC under the phenomenal guidance of NCCM Linda Maclean. She has always shown me patience and kindness which is why I call her my Momma Bear, I will miss her!" - NCC Christie Orr •“MC is always there for us counselors as the voice and ear of reason...she has made a great impact on the CCC community and her leadership and her "I dont make this stuff up" attitude will be a course we should all lead by...thank you for your service.” - NCCS (AW/SW) Stanford, Lloyd S. Jr.
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  • Master Chief Navy Counselor Linda K. Maclean, United States Navy
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  • Master Chief Navy Counselor Linda K. Maclean, United States Navy•"For the past 3 years I have served as an ISIC under the phenomenal guidance of NCCM Linda Maclean. She has alwaysshown me patience and kindness which is why I call her my Momma Bear, I will miss her!” - NCC Christie Orr•“Linda has been my mentor, role model and true friend from the minute I stepped out of the Submarine community intothe Navy Counselor world. There has been no single person in my career who has cared as much or taught me more. I willbe forever grateful for her guidance.” - NC1 Steven Pauly•“Linda, thank you for your friendship, mentor ship and training. I wish you the vey best in retirement!” - NCCM CyndiReynolds•“Linda has helped groom and develop me into the counselor I am today. Because she is so caring, she took so many hoursout of her days to sit with me and go over different issues and concerns both personal and professional. Ill never forgetwhen she sat down with me to conduct a mock CPO board just to tell me everything that I needed to do to be ascompetitive as possible for the real CPO board. I will miss her straight forward support and chastisement. I wish her the bestand I know that shell continue to impact and influence the lives and careers of Sailors and civilians for years to come.” - NCC(SW/AW/EXW) Jesse F. Reed•“It was a pleasure serving with you Linda. Fair winds and following seas shipmate!!!”–Ray NCCS(SW/AW) R. K. Fleming•"I wouldnt be an Navy Counselor if NCCM Maclean hadnt assisted with my conversion package. She is a shining exampleof leadership and knowledge in our community, she will be greatly missed.“ - NC1(SW/AW) Denise K. Gutierrez In behalf of the Navy Career Wise Team Thank you for the partnership, support & your dedication to all Navy Mentors, Counselors & Military Family
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