Current MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) watered down the new chief initiation ceremony. A new chief "select" goes through an "induction" lasting several weeks before they get to pin on their anchors. The final day consists of an all-night, very physically rigorous affair. The MCPON eased up on this last day event stating something along the lines that exhaustion leads to poor judgment.
Not the first time it's happened. Alcohol was banned from initiation ceremonies years ago. Not surprising either. In today's navy, it has become very easy to torpedo your career and the MCPON knows this.
Alcohol was banned from CPO initiations? Now that’s going waaaaay over the line. ;-)
What about “the box?” “Truth serum?” Goldfish? Defense attorneys? Anything left?