USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs

first_img View post tag: LDOs USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs View post tag: Navy Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in a weekly limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer (CWO) recruitment training session, May 16.Lincoln holds the training to prepare interested Sailors for the extensive application process, one that provides the Navy with officer technical managers and specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service.“The chance to become an LDO or CWO is an exceptional opportunity for leadership,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Guertin. “It is never too early to start preparing for the transition.”Guertin implemented the LDO/CWO recruitment and training aboard Lincoln to provide enlisted Sailors with tools and information about career advancement. He recommends to interested parties that they sit in on the training to get extra information about a competitive process designed to select Sailors who have demonstrated sustained superior performance throughout their careers.The admission process focuses on promotion rankings, command endorsement, interview appraisal sheets, leadership traits, major accomplishments, significant in-rate and watch station qualifications, certifications and the difficulty of previous assignments.“It is important to set goals early in your career,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laila Salaam. “Becoming an LDO or CWO is a long process full of hard work, but it is a process that will set you up for a stable future.”Guertin described the selection process as among the most competitive in the Navy. “Sailors need to make themselves look as good as possible because only the top few will gain a spot in the program,” he said. In 2011, of the 1,020 Sailors who applied for the CWO program Navywide, 156 were selected.“Lincoln had amazing success in the CWO program last year,” said Guertin. “We had five people selected to become CWOs; most commands are lucky to get one Sailor selected.”The application process takes approximately 11 months before results are announced.“Very few get to serve as an LDO or CWO,” said Guertin. “It is a position to be proud of because you have proved to the Navy that you are in the elite in your rate.”Lincoln is currently deployed with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which also includes embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71) and Destroyer Squadron 9, comprised of guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104). CSG 9 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 21, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article May 21, 2012 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Recruitment Training for Future LDOs and CWOs Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: hosts View post tag: future View post tag: recruitment View post tag: CWOs View post tag: USS View post tag: Training View post tag: Abrahamlast_img read more

Michigan Republican defends impeachment vote to upset voters

first_imgLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer has defended his decision to impeach former President Donald Trump amid criticism from voters. Meijer, a freshman lawmaker, was one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the deadly attack on the Capitol. He said during a virtual town hall Wednesday night that Trump’s falsehoods and the resulting insurrection required a “significant response” from Congress. Two constituents who asked questions said they were deeply disappointed with the 33-year-old, who represents the 3rd Congressional District in western Michigan. One accused Meijer of betrayal and said she would work to defeat him in the 2022 primary.last_img

Biden, Boehner to receive 2016 Laetare Medal

first_imgVice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner will jointly receive the Laetare Medal at Notre Dame’s 2016 Commencement, the University announced in a press release Saturday.The Laetare Medal is awarded each year to American Catholics “whose genius has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church and enriched the heritage of humanity,” according to the press release.University President Fr. John Jenkins commended both men for their dedication to the nation and for their civility. “While both have been loyal and committed partisans, they were leaders who put the good of the nation ahead of partisan victory, seeking through respectful dialogue honorable compromise and progress,” Jenkins said in the press release. “Speaker Boehner’s resistance to a simple reductionism made him suspect in his own party; Vice President Biden reminded his fellow Democrats that those in the other party are ‘our opponents, not our enemies.’”According to the press release, Vice President Biden has served two terms in the Obama administration, and oversaw the $840 billion stimulus package in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and leads the Ready to Work Initiative.Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, former Speaker Boehner served as chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee where he authored several reforms, including the Pension Protection Act and a school choice voucher program for low-income children in Washington, D.C., according to the press release. “In recognizing both men, Notre Dame is not endorsing the policy positions of either, but celebrating two lives dedicated to keeping our democratic institutions working for the common good through dialogue focused on the issues and responsible compromise,” Jenkins said in the release. Boehner and Biden join the ranks of past Laetare Medal recipients President John F. Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, Martin Sheen and many others.The University’s 171st Commencement will be held May 15. Tags: Commencement, Joe Biden, John Boehner, Laetare Medallast_img read more

A look at the plays that led to Syracuse’s upset of No. 1 Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on January 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3center_img Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) entered Monday’s game at No. 1 Duke (14-2, 3-1) as 17-point underdogs, per Vegas Insider. The Orange left Cameron Indoor Stadium as victors in overtime, though, 95-91. SU was led by 32 points from Tyus Battle, and Paschal Chukwu had his biggest game of the season with 10 points and 18 rebounds.Here’s a look at some of the plays that made it happen.Marek Dolezaj takes a charge on Zion WilliamsonSyracuse’s starting center, Marek Dolezaj, is listed as 180 pounds. Zion Williamson, one of Duke’s starting forwards, is listed at 285 pounds. But midway through the first half, with Dolezaj already playing with two fouls and all of SU’s rotation bigs in foul trouble, Williamson ran the court on a fastbreak right at Dolezaj.The Slovakian sophomore slid his feet to get into position and beat Williamson to the spot. The freshman phenom charged right through him, and the referee immediately called a charge. Dolezaj stayed on the ground and was subbed out of the game, although he did return later. The broadcast showed Williamson making no complaints and just heading back on defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textElijah Hughes hits a 75-plus foot heave at halftime buzzerSyracuse had worked its way back from an early 14-2 deficit to hang with the Blue Devils for most of the first half. But it looked as if the Orange would head into the halftime break down four.That’s when Elijah Hughes bobbled the inbound pass toward the sideline, and could’ve chosen to just hold it as the buzzer sounded. Instead, he heaved the ball from near the opposite 3-point line. It went as high as the suspended scoreboard in Cameron Indoor Stadium but stayed to the right of it, eventually dropping through the basket. Another 3 for Hughes, who had 18 points in the first half, and SU instead trailed by just a point at the half.Tyus Battle stepback jumper for the leadSyracuse set screens all night long for Tyus Battle in an effort to get RJ Barrett to switch off of him for a lesser defender. On this play, with the Orange down one, Battle catches the ball on the left wing, a spot he frequently attacks from. Paschal Chukwu comes to set a screen toward the center of the floor.The Orange got the switch they wanted: Duke’s Jack White now defended Battle. The SU junior took advantage with a few dribbles before stepping back from deep on the left wing. He drained it as he fell down toward the sideline, and the Orange led by a point.Zion Williamson made one of two free throws inside 15 seconds to tie the game, and a last-second Battle shot was no good, so the game headed to overtime.Elijah Hughes layup to begin overtimeElijah Hughes hadn’t scored since his heave at the end of the first half. But on the tip-off to begin the extra period, he aligned near midcourt, next to Duke’s Alex O’Connell. When Oshae Brissett tipped the ball to his left, O’Connell broke, as he expected a tip toward the Duke offensive basket.Instead, Hughes pounced right away to snatch the ball and break in for a lefty layup for two to get the Orange on the overtime scoreboard four seconds in.Tyus Battle’s jumper gives SU the lead againThis time, the Orange took it one step further on attempting to get a weaker defender on Tyus Battle. Jack White, who Battle hit the stepback over near the end of regulation, was already swapped onto the SU guard. But Paschal Chukwu still came to set a screen, and Duke center Marques Bolden became the new man guarding Battle.Again, Battle went to his patented stepback. This time, he almost made it behind the arc but his right foot remained on the 3-point line. And he swished over a late-to-close Bolden to give SU the lead back.Frank Howard steal and bucketAlex O’Connell, who had made big play after big play for Duke, telegraphed a pass with about two minutes to go in overtime. He dribbled toward Blue Devils’ star RJ Barrett with Frank Howard watching from his zone at the top-right of SU’s defense. And as O’Connell went to pass in the direction he was dribbling and looking, Howard pounced.The SU senior knocked the ball down the court, ran onto it and laid it in for two of his season-high 16 points. SU wouldn’t trail again.Paschal Chukwu dunks to ice itFrank Howard and Paschal Chukwu have tried to connect on alley-oop dunks many times this season, with it only succeeding on a few occasions. But with under a minute to go Monday, Howard drove and flung up what looked to be a floater, not a pass.It was off line, but Chukwu was there to grab the ball in midair and dunk it. It gave him his ninth and 10th points of the game to go along with 18 rebounds in a season-best performance for the 7-foot-2 center. He grabbed his final rebound at the other end after a few missed Duke shots to prevent second-chance points and seal the upset win.last_img read more