Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tending the flock

Today, my day was a little bit longer than usual as I was ACDO, or Assistant Command Duty Officer for the Navy detachment.  It's not as big of a deal as it sounds.  The 'C' schoolers rotate which means I stand duty 2-3 times a month.

The CDO is a Navy staff member, usually an instructor, who spends the night at the detachment to keep an eye on things.  My job is to cover until he/she arrives in the early evening.  I'm around to let students in their rooms when they lock themselves out.  I'm also the first contact in case of an emergency.

While I may not be doing anything important in that photo, I'm poised to spring into action...


  1. I still remember like it was yesterday - the smell of the blue paint, the white ceilings and walls and the canary yellow splashes on the pillars and far wall.
    I remember the crutches, the cooking sessions, the night watches and catching little sneakers at night - halfway drunk and ready to crash in their beds.
    I could still picture Chief Carter counting the "sixes" every morning PT while making fun of my barely-there jumping jacks. MC1 Farr would be screaming at Kendall for misbehaving, while the students laugh their hearts away.
    The Navy detachment, it was house full of experience.
    Continue on sharing the moments while you are there. Good luck in your future endeavors!

  2. Great to hear from you! Life is change, and change is in the air here at the DINFOS Navy detachment. Chief Carter is gone, and CS2 leaves on Friday. Hill and Jackson left today, leaving Bryan and I as the "oldest" students remaining.