“The issue here is trust, and that’s the only issue,” Harvey said. “If you don’t have the trust of those you lead, you don’t have anything.” It’s important for Sailors to understand that the Navy sets a standard of accountability to ensure their leaders are worthy of trust, he said. “And I will do everything in my power – legally, morally, ethically – to enforce and sustain that standard of accountability.
“Our leaders must be worthy of the trust of those they lead.”Admiral John Harvey
Commander, Fleet Forces Command
in discussing his decision to move forward on the court martial of LCDR Sean Kearns, former XO of USS San Antonio for dereliction of duty in the death of a USS San Antonio Sailor