Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Some thoughts on character and integrity

From CDR Salamander:



"The Navy does not practice what it preaches. I have personally witnessed a peer Officer (not a Commanding Officer) commit misconduct, and was detached for cause. In his Board of Inquiry, the votes were:
3-0 in favor of Misconduct
3-0 in favor of Substandard Performance
2-1 in favor of retention on active duty

He was removed from his critical sea duty billet, deemed not good enough for that, but the Bureau of Personnel was required to retain him. In so doing, they assigned him to a posh set of shore duty orders, including flying orders (getting back in the cockpit) training junior Officers. Mind-boggling."

Worst part is, he's right, and the rest of the Navy has to deal with the results.