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Working As A Commanding Officer

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Commanding Officer does

  • Commanded 270' ship conducting independent and joint operations throughout the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
  • Responded to calls in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Request medical or law enforcement assistance as needed.
  • Developed Standard Operating procedures (CONOPS).
  • Provided safe environment, high morale and employee professional development.
  • Briefed other federal agencies, White House, DOS, DOJ, DOD on events with CG as lead agency.
  • Developed annual financial management plan resulting in $50,000 in cost avoidance.
  • Managed training and readiness of 110 Navy Personnel.
  • Developed Antiterrorism, Force Protection, and Homeland Defense policy and doctrine.
  • Planned the final 3 years of facility oversight and operations.
  • Managed multi-million dollar budgets, projects and training programs.
  • Manage and coordinate criminal investigations of Grand Larceny cases throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island.
  • Command Pilot of multi-crew, highly technical military aircraft with over 3,500 flight hours
  • Top Secret clearance (TS/SCI).
  • Awarded the 2002 best organization in the Naval Reserve for customer service and support.
  • Maintained over 95% readiness rating during sustained operations in combat zone.
  • Program processed over 7,000 Sailors with 100% accountability.
  • Oversee community outreach for safety awareness such as DUI and texting while driving prevention.
  • Conduct CCTV investigations and document.
  • Delivered daily operations brief to three admirals.

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Commanding Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

77.1%

Female

13.3%

Unknown

9.5%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

13.4%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

German

8.8%

French

6.3%

Carrier

6.3%

Russian

5.0%

Japanese

5.0%

Korean

3.8%

Italian

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

Mandarin

2.5%

Thai

2.5%

Persian

2.5%

Icelandic

1.3%

Danish

1.3%

Bulgarian

1.3%

Dari

1.3%

Tagalog

1.3%

Portuguese

1.3%

Irish

1.3%

Chinese

1.3%
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Commanding Officer Education

Schools

Naval Postgraduate School

16.6%

U.S. Naval War College, The

11.9%

University of Phoenix

8.6%

Webster University

8.4%

Troy University

5.9%

George Washington University

5.1%

The Academy

4.7%

United States Naval Academy

4.3%

Michigan State University

3.9%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

National Defense University

3.7%

Old Dominion University

3.5%

Marine Corps University

3.3%

University of Maryland - University College

2.7%

National University

2.3%

United States Coast Guard Academy

2.3%

U.S. Army War College

2.3%

Harvard University

2.2%

American University

2.2%

Capella University

2.0%
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Majors

Business

25.6%

Criminal Justice

11.8%

International Relations

9.6%

Management

8.9%

Political Science

4.6%

Human Resources Management

4.2%

Education

3.9%

Public Administration

3.6%

Finance

3.5%

Supply Chain Management

3.1%

Psychology

2.5%

Law

2.3%

Project Management

2.2%

History

2.2%

Aviation

2.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Nursing

1.9%

Homeland Security

1.9%

Electrical Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

42.9%

Bachelors

27.2%

Other

17.6%

Associate

4.8%

Certificate

3.5%

Doctorate

3.1%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Commanding Officer

  1. Personnel Files
  2. Safe Operation
  3. Commander
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  • Reviewed members' records to ensure the award has been added to members' personnel files.
  • Led crew of 10 in the safe operation, readiness, maintenance, and fiscal responsibility in accomplishing vital maritime missions.
  • Team compassionately processed hundreds of distress reports and prioritized critical evacuation requests before passing information to on-scene commanders.
  • Zero fatalities including combat-related or accidents.
  • Planned and executed major logistics operations and training events requiring integration and sequencing of multiple departments and outside agencies.

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