Friday, September 19, 2008

It is not aboard

In the words of the Naval Board investigating the mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty:

"If justice be not found in the mind of the Captain, it is not aboard."

So much depends on the Captain. Explains why the Navy's command screening boards are so important. NOTE: While on active duty as an (O5 - Commander) commanding officer, I actually failed to screen for command. Imagine being found unfit for a job that you had been doing with great success for about a year. They let me keep my job. It's perplexing.

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