Monday, October 3, 2011

Diversity we can believe in - diverse in experience, background and ideas

Ready Sailors and Civilians will remain the source of the Navy’s warfighting capability.
  • Our people will be diverse in experience, background and ideas; personally and professionally ready; and proficient in the operation of their weapons and systems.
  • Our Sailors and Civilians will continue a two-century tradition of warfighting excellence, adaptation, and resilience.
  • Our character and our actions will remain guided by our commitment to the nation and to each other as part of one Navy team.
From the CNO's Tenets.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on Caucasian American month or White Engineer of the Year Award...

Steve said...

I sometimes fear we are losing sight of the ball by insisting on ever more scholarly approaches (and exercises in writing) that exhaustively enable the game to be played, much less won.

Is our military not a dictatorship that is authorized and funded by republican democracy? Does its mission not remain to be able to bring such overwhelming power and crushing force upon an enemy that he will sue for peace to avoid utter destruction?

Recall the Schlieffen Plan: (sic) "France is the enemy, destroy her."

Subject, action verb, object, modifiers. Everything cascades from one thought.

Pithy? Diverse? When the gray matter is thinking brilliant operational thoughts, yes.

Steve Myers

PS: "good ship, good crew -
Merry Christmas - TURN TO."

11 Steps to LCDR said...

Captain, why would you allow that first anonymous comment to be posted? It serves only to rile and alienate ideas.

Diversity of thought is what this is about. Heritage months and gender/race distinctions are all well and good; but the CNO speaks of valuing diversity that says "bring the SUPPO in here, we need to figure out a better way to do C2ISR&T.“

It is comments like the one posted that make the us all cringe knowing we work with bigots that sit idly by espousing "white engineer of the year" comments as if they had a chance in hell of attaining such an award themselves.

11 Steps to LCDR said...

Captain, why would you allow that first anonymous comment to be posted? It serves only to rile and alienate ideas.

Diversity of thought is what this is about. Heritage months and gender/race distinctions are all well and good; but the CNO speaks of valuing diversity that says "bring the SUPPO in here, we need to figure out a better way to do C2ISR&T.“

It is comments like the one posted that make the us all cringe knowing we work with bigots that sit idly by espousing "white engineer of the year" comments as if they had a chance in hell of attaining such an award themselves.