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.
Hardly - Nimitz ran a ship aground and was reprimanded but it didn’t end his career the way it would today. Numerous others in leadership from the past including my own personal witness were party to rabble rousing, skirt chasing, heavy drinking, and plenty of pranks - all of which would cost careers today independent of rank - but they could fight a war. Halsey was known for his skirt chasing and drinking but he knew how to fight. So the standard has changed from the past as to what is acceptable before a career is killed .... the real question is what impact does killing those careers have on the fighting capability of the fleet. Not that there will be much of a fleet anyway once Obama is done...maybe that’s it they’re just gettin an early start on the RIF.