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O-5 says Stop Coddling Sailors

Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 21:03
by krnl
We as the Defense Department have emulated, ever so slowly, the values of the greater society, and we are on a slippery slope if we continue to head down this path.

Our society has morphed from one of “It takes a village to raise a child” to one where every child is the parents’ prince or princess who cannot do anything wrong.

When I reported onboard my first ship, the junior petty officers were empowered to ensure I was “taught the ropes” — not with hazing, but with a firm, loud voice and reinforcements — they were the villagers. I never wanted my leading or chief petty officer to hear that my work was substandard because, if they would catch wind of this, their involvement would have been three times more miserable than what I was potentially going to receive from the lower levels.

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