Learn to recognize the Problems!
** In order to be sucessful you must really learn how to think!
Date: 8/15/2020 10:54:15 PM ( 29 mon ) ... viewed 668 times
While in the Navy, just after returning from the Med - Mideast deployment - when we got back to Charleston - I was forward plotting FTG PO, running the Monthly monthly maintenance checks on our Mark 56 Fire Control System. Which showed some questionable problems on the tracking radar system Director! (Which is where the Radar and Fire control Officer and a technician were stationed during actual firing of the 5 inch 54 auto fed cannon was controlled!
So using the monthly check and verify computer system following the principle of elimination - the problem was traced up on the 56 Director and where I discovered that the slip rings in the lower section were corroded!
Back while we were in the Med we had transfered our lead E-6 FTG - PO off while in the Mediterranean some months earlier - and only had a E-5 lead PO! Therefore as a junior E-4 PO, they did not seem to want to believe me back in Main Plotting! So I just said OK, just wait until the Fleet Evaluation team stops aboard for a system evaluation since returning from overseas deployment!
Within a week they were all over it - then ask why I did was not aware of the slip rings corrosion?
My reply was I had troubleshoot and investigated finding the Corroded Slip rings - Then I informed the lead PO back in main battery Plotting! But they ignored it since as I was just a boot E=4. What did I really know?
** Experienced troubleshooting successfully while in the Navy, aboard the USS Manley DD 940 1964!
The lesson learned is always best to do your regular system checks and take note of any irregularity or problems!
This is the same practice, much of which I used later in life! When you do your best some times people will not always recognize it! But Still perform whatever is your absolute best anyway!
Why do anything less?
This served me well in later life when approaching technical problems and being able to come to successful
Always do your best!
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