Friday, July 9, 2010

Recalling my role as an Admiral's aide

Considering all the flack associated with the comments made by General Stanley McChrystal’s various low level aides to the Rolling Stone hack, I was reminded of what my Flag officer told me about my role on his staff as his aide-

"Mike, you don't have a speaking part, so keep your mouth shut."

He never had to repeat himself.


Anonymous said...

That's a good point Sir.
I'm in a similar situation as a chef for an upper half here in Norfolk. Her standing SOP is for us to keep our mouths shut until she says otherwise. We have no difficulty with that because she sees to it we're taken care of as well.

The question is with McChrystal...Why did he allow his JOs and enlisted to habitually shoot their mouths off like this in public? He inadvertently got F**ked by his own supportive leadership and staff.


General Quarters said...

Perhaps we should not take the McChrystal story at face value. It does not pass the smell test.

Anonymous said...

funny I don't remember this quote

Anonymous said...

which quote?