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We are pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Vincent W. Patton III to this episode. Dr. Patton served as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard from 1998 until his retirement from the Coast Guard in 2002. In total, he served our country with more than 30 years of active service. His career included staff and operational assignments throughout the United States, along with joint military service assignments in Cuba and Haiti. His numerous military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, which is the nation’s highest military peacetime recognition for the performance of duty.
As the service’s top senior enlisted leader, Master Chief Patton was the principal advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, his directorates, and the Secretaries of Transportation and Defense, with a primary focus on quality-of-life issues, career development, work environment, and personnel matters. He routinely addressed these specific issues before appropriate Senate and House committees in Congress, and the Commander in Chief, along with his senior enlisted counterparts of the other four armed services.
Following his Coast Guard retirement, Dr. Patton was an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley, teaching Philosophy of Ethics, and he earned his Master of Theology in Applied Religious Studies and became an ordained minister. Currently, he is a Leadership Development Coach for NewDay USA Financial LLC and he serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Northeast Maritime Institute.
In this episode of High Reliability, Dr. Patton leads us through unique stories of his career paths and development, being inspired by mentors, and holding core values as guideposts throughout a distinguished career, including:
The role of the Master Chief Petty Officer (4:00);Core values and leadership (14:00)On becoming Master Chief Petty Officer: A unique career path that you have to hear (19:00); Leading through human tragedy in Haiti and Cuba while balancing mission, duty, and core values during Operation Able Manner (39:00);Learning from soccer player Pele, a poignant remembrance of the late General Colin Powell, and meeting Alex Haley (50:00);Adhering to Core Values in today’s chaotic business world, and the importance of passion for your job (1:04).Thank you to Vince for the generosity of his time.
And thanks also to CJ Brown, Facilities Management Director at Women & Infant's Hospital in Providence, President of the RI NEHES Chapter, and Coast Guard veteran, for connecting me with Vince.
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