Twice a year, the Navy makes it's Sailors take a physical fitness test. Once a year, the Navy makes it's Sailors go through a battery of medical checks to ensure it won't have Sailors drop dead during this test. Pretty straight forward. Except when you move to a new command, which Navy Sailors do on … Continue reading Can we fix our military medical records?
"We'll be so much more efficient doing this at Fleet Forces." I cringed when I heard these words. I was working at Second Fleet, about ready to transfer, and I heard one of the smart-ass bureaucrats from Fleet Forces tell me this. My reply was sharp "Really? You have no idea what we do here." … Continue reading Bringing back Second Fleet…and maybe some real training
While the Fat Leonard scandal continues to rock the US Navy, and collisions put two US Navy destroyers out of the fight, the CNO asked his leaders to stand down their organizations for a day in what he called an operational pause. His basic message was that we're taking casualties in "routine" operations that we're … Continue reading Building Tough Sailors
We're getting a new President, and given Secretary Mabus' long tour, I'm guessing we'll get a new Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV). The next SECNAV will have to tackle a lot of issues. If you want to score popularity points with the military, there are five issues that would be quite popular with our … Continue reading Easy points for President Trump’s Navy
If you watch the news, you might not realize that on the Navy's birthday, the USS MASON had already been attacked twice from Yemen. Or that we sentenced an NCIS agent to 12 years in prison for a massive Pacific scandal. The Navy isn't as interesting as our Presidential election, which is why you've probably … Continue reading While you were debating, we dismantled the Navy