Friday, May 22, 2009

Righting the Ship

Overheard in the blogosphere -

"The only way we are going to be able right this ship is to let her sink to the bottom and put her up in blocks. Prepare to scuttle the ship."

"Let's put her on an even keel."

There's a metaphor in there somewhere.
Assemble the VBSS team on the fantail.


Anonymous said...

It's already at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

Are we talking about sigint in the navy?
I disagree slightly with the opinion that it is already on the bottom. BUT, it is one the way there at a high rate of speed. Our enlisted Sailors and junior officers have been keeping the community afloat while the senior leadership wallows around in no mans land in search of an identity. Over selling the benefits and simplicity of IO, poking around in areas like "strategic communications" and PSYOPS for which we are untrained, and worst of all; burying ourselves in a comms outfit (NNWC), has created a reputation of amaturism. It is sad. We need to pull our two star and all our 1610s and IW enlisted out of NETWARCOM and try to rebuild what has been screwed up and in decline for the last 5 years. I told ADM Mullin this directly when he was CNO. He just gave me a confused look and no answer. How appropriate.