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more lapses in command judgement...
1 posted on 11/09/2012 9:25:41 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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You mean to tell me there’s drinking in the Navy?? I’m shocked.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 9:30:31 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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Finally, the open rule of Gays and an end to don’t ask don’t tell has been successful to altering the command stucture of the Navy and the quality of US swabbies/S

Its finally happened.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 9:31:04 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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Zero tolerance...I would have most definitely been sent home today for some of my shenanigans as young Sailor (squid) on liberty. But I had a damn good time and no one got in trouble, my how times have changed.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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I read somewhere that that Rear Admiral mentioned, was relieved of duty because he was going to send either a rescue team to Bengazi or a fighter plane strike force.

If that’s true then maybe the ship he was on got rowdy in their first port of call because of being upset at being prevented at trying to save our ambassador.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 9:33:12 AM PST by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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And their school - USNA - has been the source of some pretty raunchy stories in recent years. These guys probably think they are just carrying on the tradition. Bring on those female midshipmen - whoopee!!!


7 posted on 11/09/2012 9:35:03 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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Obama wants to purge the military leadership, it’s basically Stalin 1938 without the executions.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 9:35:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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Rum and the lash are no longer authorized. In their place, the practice of sodomy will be increased by 66%.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 9:36:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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I’ve got a friend who was on a Tin Can in the mid 70’s.

The tales he tells of his port calls would curl the hair of these modern day sailors.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:24 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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More examples of men who have been promoted to senior leadership who never would have been back in the day. But when you have an administration who doesn’t know or care anything about military tradition or standards of performance, the wrong people can get promoted.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:59 AM PST by MNnice
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Unexpected....

My grandfather lied about his young age to get enlisted in the Navy at the start of WWII. He served at sea for 20 years. That great man and the ‘real’ men of their time, would be rolling over in their graves if the could see what has happened to their Navy......... and the country they served.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 9:43:47 AM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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I just finished Colon Powell's autobiography. He recalled one drunken brawl on the base that he was involved in. It was handled by the CO without lawyers. He said that if it were to happen in "the new Army", his military career would have been over.

This makes me think orders from the top are to downsize from top to bottom, and start by cherry picking disciplinary incidents to pare down:

"A military analyst I talked with a week ago said the Navy is on track to fire a record number of commanders this year for bad behavior."

18 posted on 11/09/2012 10:03:36 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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“Failure to control officers” seems like the key phrase here. Even in 2012, I don’t think the Navy expects enlisted sailors to be epitomes of clean living on shore leave ... but if LTs and LTjgs were getting into trouble and were being delivered quayside by local cops after a hard night on the town, that’s a pretty hard problem for their commanders to explain.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 10:28:00 AM PST by only1percent
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To: RitchieAprile; windcliff; stylecouncilor
Remembering Brian, 68-69 Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

From yesterdays when we yet thought we were winning....

21 posted on 11/09/2012 10:28:00 AM PST by onedoug
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Commander Dalek sez: "Where is the party?"


22 posted on 11/09/2012 10:39:12 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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This is what happens when you try to go drink for drink with the Russians.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 11:02:10 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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This is what happens when you try to go drink for drink with the Russians.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 11:02:50 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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