One defines the other.
Whatever happened to “Be All you Can Be”??
Sodomite ARE defined by what they do! They have spent years defining themselves by what they do. There one of the only groups in the world who define themselves by what they do. That’s probably one of the stupidest comments ever made! He’s the chairman of our Joint Chiefs? Ugh!
Perhaps he misspoke ... what you do, not who you do. Haha.
Meritocracy my ass! Most promotions for O6 and above have long been based on “who you know and who you blow”.
I observed too many who moved quickly up the ladder whose mission accomplishment knowledge and skills were overrated by their sponsors and who had reached their Peter Principle level of incompetence as captains or majors. There were a number of these during the 70s through the 90s whose combat experiences were along the lines of algore’s combat experience; if they had been in country for a month doing a Pentagon staff study it went down as combat experience and they received a medal. Those in the trenches doing the hands-on missions and actually leading troops generally don’t get any recognition that will get them promoted.
The promotion system has long been a political game and this started long before even the Civil War when politically appointed Union generals were the screwing up the war effort at every turn. I was of the opinion in 2001 when Bush came into office that he should have fired the JCS and probably half of the generals/admirals who had come up under clinton. Over the years the one branch that has suffered the least from this “perfumed prince” syndrome has been the Marine Corps.
FUBO & FAD