Jan. 13, 2021 —
Our Deckplate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Justin Scott, a damage controlman from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point!
Scott is an amazing chief with the enormous responsibility as the only chief within Air Station Barbers Points’ facilities engineering department and is extremely worthy of the Deckplate Leader of the Week highlight!
Scott is a consummate professional and excellent leader in his role as the sole chief for the entire facilities engineering division which includes supervision of the DC, EM, and MK shops, as well as overseeing large-scale engineering projects and facility upgrades, which are usually performed by a civilian engineer and Maintenance Augmentation Team (MAT) chief warrant officer.
He is a consistent leader within the Chiefs Mess and always looks for ways to improve processes, help support the ASBP operational mission, and bridge the gap between the aviation and support forces.
When asked: what makes a good chief?
Scott said, “I believe what makes a good chief, is a chief that can be the voice for their crew to the command and ensure that the crew has everything they need to complete their assigned tasks. Furthermore, a chief is there as a technical expert to guide the crew during difficult tasks and to ensure the crew can complete their job safely.”
What advice do you have for junior members?
“Having a good balance between work-life and home-life is essential. The job can be very stressful at times and you have to find a balance; don't over stress yourself worrying about work. Same goes for home-life. Ensure you get the proper time off and take leave when needed. If the job is getting to the point where it is affecting your home-life, communicate that with your chief and work together to reduce your stress.”