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Something is very wrong
with the US Navy

American Thinker, by Ed Straker

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Posted By:magnante, 1/3/2018 9:15:47 AM

Recently, a sailor on the cruiser Shiloh started to behave erratically. He claimed he had the ability to shoot fireballs from his hands and that he had traveled into outer space. Despite his obvious insanity, no action was taken. The sailor, named Peter Mims, then hid aboard his ship, and no one was able to find him for a week. (snip) The command counseled him in 2015 for being late on qualifications. Yet that same year, he was listed as "must promote" in his annual evaluation. "His enthusiasm and motivation are contagious!" a supervisor wrote on his eval. "A rock-solid performer


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/3/2018 9:22:39 AM     (No. 11498424)

My first thought in reading this was -- is Mims an affirmative action case?
This, my first thought was a problem in itself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Refried, 1/3/2018 9:29:00 AM     (No. 11498427)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hadjipoo, 1/3/2018 9:29:08 AM     (No. 11498428)

My first thought was - 0bama´s navy. Probably gender fluid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 1/3/2018 10:13:14 AM     (No. 11498475)

Once you start promoting folks who don´t deserve it, for various reasons, afirmative action or whatever, then you move incompetents into positions of power and they set a bad tone for the men training under them. This new crop of ten or twenty are ruined by the wrong treatment that they get from a single incompetent chief.
The system is probably shot through with people who didn´t earn it, can´t do their jobs. And it appears that the officers are being forced to accept this rather than try to push them out.
Again - root cause? Probably minorities or women who cannot be fired or treated like white men would be.

Just guessing, but affirmative action can totally destroy the military. Looks like it is happening.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: qwerty, 1/3/2018 10:22:08 AM     (No. 11498486)

I can´t say this is affirmative action or not. The comment about "must be promoted" is telling. I spent 20 yr. USN and I do know one thing for sure, if discipline is lacking and there is no pride in the service, everything falls apart no matter what.
This doesn´t happen overnight but it´s a culmination of years of neglect. I can recall being in the service during the time of the "peanut farmer" talk about miserable. I was so glad that President REAGAN was elected. One could almost feel the collective weight be lifted. Pride seemed to return quickly, much like the wind filling a vacuum. In this case the damage has been done for 8 years and add to that all the snowflake type sailors that they have today. Recipe for disastrous problems

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3, 1/3/2018 10:28:21 AM     (No. 11498497)

#s 4 and 5 are right. Too often the standard fix is more money to fix broken stuff. As important as that is, the leadership factor is more important. My first thought is all the services are having a recruiting and retention problem. Hence, the modus operandi is to keep the snowflakes and malcontents on the rolls at all costs. My second thought is, who is going to stay in when the objective is not to win, but to pussyfoot around in hostile territory with a bullseye on his chest?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nimby, 1/3/2018 10:34:37 AM     (No. 11498510)

Maxwell Q Clinger??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 1/3/2018 10:39:53 AM     (No. 11498517)

8 years of political correctness, 8 years of slamming the military, 8 years of undermining the military with socialist garbage. 8 years of questionable leadership CIC. And it´s not just the Navy. All branches of the military have been affected. As well as the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, DOJ every "law enforcement" branch of the government.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: miceal, 1/3/2018 11:07:42 AM     (No. 11498564)

They celebrate perversity and are lead by Obama appointees. What could possibly go wrong...?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/3/2018 1:03:26 PM     (No. 11498688)

When that Admiral commanding out in the Pacific (used to be CinCPAC) claimed a few years ago that the biggest threat out there was global warming, I couldn´t believe it. Then I remembered who the "Commander-in-Chief" was.

I´m glad my sons chose the US Marines.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: web, 1/3/2018 1:59:32 PM     (No. 11498767)

Something is very wrong with the U.S. Air Force, as well. They seem to believe that our biggest threat is global warming. Several times a week military planes come from restricted air space to the East (White Sands Missile Range/Holloman AFB) and spray us with chemtrails. A cloudless day soon turns in to an overcast, with whatever they are spraying dropping on to us. This is happening all over the U.S.

No wonder President Trump surrounds himself with Marine Generals. The other services have sold out to the New World Order One Worlders.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 1/3/2018 2:04:16 PM     (No. 11498773)

We need to take control of language. If a handout can be called "unearned income", affirmative action should be styled: "unearned advancement".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/3/2018 2:12:34 PM     (No. 11498783)

When I entered the Navy in 1978 the post-draft military was all about retention, retention, retention. Commanding officers were evaluated solely on their re-enlistment rates. And despite the best efforts of junior officers to drum them out, the deadbeat druggies always held the trump card: "I want to re-enlist" - at which point the XO treated them like VIPs. (At least orders came with their re-enlistments, so they became someone else´s problem and not mine.) Per #5, there was a palpable change in culture after January 1981 but it sounds like the pendulum has swung back on a 40-year cycle. Given the intensity of current global operations combined with the scarcity of resources, it sounds like the incident on Shiloh is an example of microcosm of a much larger problem.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/3/2018 6:09:16 PM     (No. 11499099)

Sounds like the featured sailor may well be a member of a favored diversity group without knowing more. For a decade or so officers have figured out that when it comes to dealing with members of favored diversity groups that it is best for their career advancement possibilities to ignore the situation and if possible pass the troubled individual on to someone else. We have seen that happen time and time again. Hopefully over time President Trump will bring all that to a screeching halt.

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