Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early (even at 30 years). The uniform is in the closet but, he still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. But, he just doesn't try hard enough. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Standing on tradition
The value of tradition to a military or naval service is recognized only by those who know something of the deeds contained in its "Golden Book." The effect that customs had in the formulation of naval regulations is a particular example of the influence of sound usage. Moreover, the worth of ceremony rests mainly in the fact that it binds us to the past while at the same time, it lends an air of dignity and respect in all official relations whether they occur at home or abroad. Ceremony is to a marked degree the cement of discipline, and upon discipline the service rests.
Naval Customs, Traditions and Usage
Leland P. Lovette
United States Navy