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Pentagon Covering Up Fact Female Navy Officers Nearly Sank Ship
http://theothermccain.com ^ | June 17, 2018

Posted on 06/24/2018 4:42:58 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles. Not until a year later, when the final reports are made public and the guilty parties have been court-martialed, does the truth come out. The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift! Another fun fact: In the Navy that won WWII, the damage control officers were usually some of the biggest and strongest men aboard, able to close hatches, shore up damaged areas with timbers, etc. The Fitz’s damage control officer was also a woman, and she never left the bridge. She handled the aftermath of the accident remotely, without lifting a finger herself! Look it up: The OOD was Sarah Coppock, Tactical Action Officer was Natalie Combs. . . . When I noticed last year that they were doing all they could to keep the OOD’s name out of the headlines, I speculated to my son that it was a she. Turns out all the key people (except one officer in the CIC) were female!

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; diversity; multiculturalism; usnavy
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1 posted on 06/24/2018 4:42:58 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

I wonder if the Russian Navy, or the Chinese Navy, has these problems.


2 posted on 06/24/2018 4:43:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: NKP_Vet

https://youtu.be/gGqwh_0gUvY


3 posted on 06/24/2018 4:48:15 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Diversity is our strength,” or something like that.


4 posted on 06/24/2018 4:49:28 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: NKP_Vet

They train naval officers to sink ships …though they’re usually enemy ships.


5 posted on 06/24/2018 4:49:51 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: NKP_Vet

Maybe they can get jobs in food dervice. (Red Hen, maybe?)


6 posted on 06/24/2018 4:50:56 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: beethovenfan

SERVICE!! (dang)


7 posted on 06/24/2018 4:51:28 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: Steely Tom
#2: "I wonder if the Russian Navy, or the Chinese Navy, has these problems."

Here's the answer to your question. A picture is worth a thousand words:
 


8 posted on 06/24/2018 4:52:57 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: NKP_Vet

Women drivers ….!!


9 posted on 06/24/2018 4:54:35 PM PDT by njslim
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Who was the FEMALE governor of Louisiana during Katrina?


10 posted on 06/24/2018 4:56:43 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Catmom

When libs use this, strength == undoing.

Because thats all diversity does in modern day amerika.


11 posted on 06/24/2018 4:56:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Yeah, not surprising. Not because they are female but because they were in positions they were not qualified for.


12 posted on 06/24/2018 5:06:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Defeat David Trone")
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Oh c’mon man.

Don’t you want girls to defend our country, our very lives ( and I mean on the ground against ISIS/ Taliban/AlQaeda, not on the air conditioned bridge of a US Navy destroyer or cruising serenely above it all as a “fighter” pilot)?

That’s who we ALL want responding to our Police or Fire 911 call, right?


13 posted on 06/24/2018 5:08:28 PM PDT by A strike (Natural events are just God moving His stuff around.)
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To: Catmom

“Diversity is our strength,” or something like that.


A general after the Fort Hood shooting: And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said.


14 posted on 06/24/2018 5:15:55 PM PDT by hanamizu
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Diversity is our strength

Orwellian....

15 posted on 06/24/2018 5:17:15 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

One picture says “sorority reunion”, the other picture says “war is a serious business”.

Now which one could it be?


16 posted on 06/24/2018 5:22:22 PM PDT by Reily
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To: NKP_Vet

Admiral Ricardo turns to Vice Admiral Ball; “Lucy!!! What have you done with that ship?”


17 posted on 06/24/2018 5:26:35 PM PDT by lee martell
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18 posted on 06/24/2018 5:32:04 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Kathleen Blanco
2004-2008


19 posted on 06/24/2018 5:33:35 PM PDT by deport
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"They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed"

It was a case where the thingy with the light wasn't working properly. She meant to ask someone about it but forgot.

"It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command."

Yes. There evaluations would read something like: "Outstanding leadership potential. An inspiration to her peers. Adheres to the highest standards of the Navy. This officer MUST be promoted NOW!"

20 posted on 06/24/2018 5:36:43 PM PDT by Enterprise
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