It is believed this officer has latent ability and is capable of doing good work if properly directed.
This officer was performing temporary duty only while at this station and during the period 15 July to 8 October, 1943 was undergoing treatment at the U. S. Naval Hospital, San Diego. The short period of duty actually performed did not afford sufficient time to determine accurately this officer’s capabilities.
Consider this officer lacking in the essential qualities of judgment, leadership and cooperation. He acts without forethought as to probable results. He is believed to have been sincere in his efforts to make his ship efficient and ready. Not considered qualified for command or promotion at this time. Recommend duty on a large vessel where he can be properly supervised.
This officer has performed his duties as Prospective Commanding Officer during the precommissioning period in a highly satisfactory manner. He has taken a commendable interest in his ship and undertaken his work conscientiously and energetically. No comment is submitted regarding his fitness for promotion as he has not been under my observation while on sea duty.
This officer has applied himself very well while under instruction in Underwater Sound Officers Course. He has a good appreciation of the problems presented. He stood 20 in a class of 25. His military and personal character is very good. This report is for a short period and is not intended to be conclusive. It is submitted to preserve the continuity of the officer’s record.