".First here’s my source.
Chief Al on the Aleutian Freighter.
After I went deep-sea the one thing Captain Blowhard got right was his saying about his regular chief; “He’s like American Express, don’t leave home without him”.
Some things required for a good chief, technical expertise, good management skills and the ability to cooperate.
Management is in the intersection here;
If the capt doesn’t trust the chief or vice versa things will not run as smoothly and may break under stress.