Notice that the Vice Adm is retired, thus free to criticize ‘The Won’. I’d love to hear his opinion of the DADT repeal. The senior leaders, with the exception of the Marine Commandant, don’t want to flush a 30+ year career by criticizing the civilian leadership, but if you ask them off the record you’ll get their true feelings. It was the same story when the Great Stainmaker ordered all surface ships to go co-ed.
While serving in the military,
My acquaintance with a col. for me proves your point....only off the record will you know commanding officer's feelings.