Announcing MCPOCG’s leadership video contest winner!

A few months back, I announced a leadership video contest, in which I asked you to take the conversations we know many are having at the unit level and show us what leadership looks like to you.

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This blog post is the 10th in a series titled “Dialogue with the MCPOCG,” written by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. As the Coast Guard’s senior enlisted leader, Cantrell is responsible for advising the Commandant on workforce issues, and advocating for military benefits and entitlements. He will periodically use this platform to pass information to the Coast Guard workforce.

Written by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell

A few months back, I announced a leadership video contest, in which I asked you to take the conversations we know many are having at the unit level and show us what leadership looks like to you. We asked you to reveal your own personal definitions of leadership, share the best leadership advice you’ve ever received, or explain how you employ this advice in your role as a leader in our Coast Guard.

We got several submissions back. Some were deep and introspect, while some were funny. Some involved only one or two people, while some involved the majority of the crew. Some even had original music written specifically for the project!

But, every one explored leadership through a slightly different optic because they came from different folks who have had different experiences. So, thank you for teaching me a few new quotes, a few new anecdotes, about leadership.

But, this was a contest, so it’s my pleasure to announce the best video came from AMT3 Sammy Torres, of ATC Mobile.

AMT3 Torres scripted the video himself with help from his wife, Maya. The video was principally filmed and edited by Torres, except the additional rescue swimmer footage by AST2 Gabe Humphrey.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted for sharing your creative and insightful perspectives on leadership, communication and integrity.

I’ll close with a rundown of the other submissions, and list their contributors.

Semper Paratus!

CGC Boutwell’s video submission was filmed during a recent Eastern Pacific patrol. It was scripted, filmed and edited by BMC Michael Ralich and featured the song Your Red Book by “The Jason Breedlove Band.” It featured footage of more than a dozen members of Boutwell’s crew.
CGC Boutwell’s video submission was filmed during a recent Eastern Pacific patrol. It was scripted, filmed and edited by BMC Michael Ralich and featured the song Your Red Book by “The Jason Breedlove Band.” It featured footage of more than a dozen members of Boutwell’s crew.
HITRON’s video submission was scripted by AET1 Steve Williams and LT Josh Murphy. It was filmed by AET1 Williams, with assistance by AET1 Mike Conell. Narration scripted by AET1 Conell and voiced by AETC Ben Bradley.
HITRON’s video submission was scripted by AET1 Steve Williams and LT Josh Murphy. It was filmed by AET1 Williams, with assistance by AET1 Mike Conell. Narration scripted by AET1 Conell and voiced by AETC Ben Bradley.
MFPU Kings Bay’s video submission was scripted by SKCS Corey Sidlo and MK3 Deana Mangaya, the latter of whom did all of the filming and editing. This was another team effort, with about a dozen unit members contributing.
MFPU Kings Bay’s video submission was scripted by SKCS Corey Sidlo and MK3 Deana Mangaya, the latter of whom did all of the filming and editing. This was another team effort, with about a dozen unit members contributing.
CGC Margaret Norvell’s video submission was scripted LTJG Kate Webb and ENS Jillian Kelly and featured performances by BM1 Ronald Garcia and BM2 Christine Test. BM3 Ryan Rose edited the video.
CGC Margaret Norvell’s video submission was scripted by LTJG Kate Webb and ENS Jillian Kelly and featured performances by BM1 Ronald Garcia and BM2 Christine Test. BM3 Ryan Rose edited the video.
Base Honolulu’s video submission was scripted, filmed and edited by EM2 Devin Ogg. DC1 Jeff Marquard assisted with some filming. The video was filmed with the assistance of personnel aboard Cutters Jarvis, Ahi, Walnut, Sherman and MSST Honolulu. Narration by Jeffery M. Smith and music performed by Chantal Ogg.
Base Honolulu’s video submission was scripted, filmed and edited by EM2 Devin Ogg. DC1 Jeff Marquard assisted with some filming. The video was filmed with the assistance of personnel aboard Cutters Jarvis, Ahi, Walnut, Sherman and MSST Honolulu. Narration by Jeffery M. Smith and music performed by Chantal Ogg.

 

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