Command Master Chief and Chief of the Boat Spouse Course

The Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Spouse Leadership Course (CMCSLC) is an intense one-week course for spouses of Command Master Chiefs (CMCs), Chief of the Boat (COBs) and Command Senior Chiefs (CSCs), that enriches their knowledge of the choices and contributions they make as the senior enlisted leader’s spouse.
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General Information

Eligibility

Spouses of these active duty members attending the CMC/COB course are invited to attend the CMCSLC that is designed to run in conjunction with the CMC/COB course.

Location & Duration

The Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Spouse Leadership Course is one week in duration and conducted at the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, RI. It is offered approximately 12 times annually. Please see class schedule below for more information.

Learning Format

The course is conducted in a classroom format. Please see reading assignments below, during the week you will be asked to prepare a Personal Vision Statement and share it with a class instructor or Mentor.

Outcome

Attendance is voluntary but highly encouraged.

Program Structure

Support Elements

Steering Committee

Optional | Elements
The Steering Committee is the liaison between Naval Services FamilyLine and the Commanding Officer, Naval Leadership and Ethics Center. The Steering Committee consists of nine Navy spouses from around the world with representation from a broad range of communities. Each of the members has experienced the challenges and rewards associated with their spouse's Command Master Chief or Chief of the Boat tour. They represent spouses of senior enlisted leaders in each of the fleet concentration areas throughout the world. Their experience shapes the content and relevance of this dynamic course. The members of the Committee meet annually to assess the course, share ideas, develop recommendations and address concerns throughout the fleet.

Mentors

Optional | Elements
Mentors are volunteer spouses with leadership and support experience whose spouses have completed or who are currently serving Command Master Chief or Chief of the Boat positions. Mentors:
- Are selected by the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Spouse Leadership Course (CMCSLC) Steering Committee who provide essential advice and support to the course,
- Receive invitational travel orders to attend a specific course,
- Spend individual time with each student and develop a mentoring relationship,
- Attend all course topics with the students, sharing information and experience, supporting the teaching team and building rapport with the students,
- Are the "resident experts" in the classroom,
- Maintain contact with the students to provide continued support throughout their command CMC/COB tour.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

Naval Leadership and Ethics Center

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During the week

Reading Assignment

During the week, you will be asked to prepare a Personal Vision Statement and share it with a class instructor or mentor. You will be asked to keep in mind your personal values when completing the assignment. "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," by Stephen R. Covey is a text used in the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Spouse Leadership Course that can be referenced for assistance with your Personal Vision statement. Habits Two and Seven are most helpful with this assignment. It is highly recommended that you read the sections discussing Habits One, Two, Three, Five, and Seven, of the book prior to attending.