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'I've got the best job in the world' - the British naval Commander (WITH SUBS)

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“The best job in the world is getting to know the people, and getting that person to feel empowered,” says UK Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains, who recently concluded a tour commanding a NATO naval flotilla.

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Commander Justin Hains, UK Royal Navy, recently concluded a one-year tour as commander of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2. Here he reflects on his experience commanding a multinational flotilla, and the leadership skills that helped him get the most out of his team.
Footage various shots of the Group during a mine clearance exercise in the Ionian Sea, including divers, small boats and naval operations.

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MEET COMMANDER JUSTIN HAINS, UK ROYAL NAVY

HE SPENT A YEAR LEADING A NATO FLOTILLA

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COMMANDER JUSTIN HAINS, UK ROYAL NAVY

“I’ve got the best job in the world. Every day, it’s an immense privilege to command a multinational task group.

Every ship comes with a slightly different capability, slightly different restrictions on how they’re used.

And actually, the best job in the world is getting to know the people, and then getting that person to feel empowered, to feel supported, so that actually, they just deliver far far more than they ever thought they were capable of.

The strength in NATO comes from our diversity, but also from our ability to communicate, understand each other, and to operate seamlessly together.”
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