Monday, March 26, 2012


  1. the forms, manners, and ceremonies established by convention as acceptable or required in social relations, in a profession, or in official life.
  2. the rules for such forms, manners, and ceremonies.
Some of you should brush up on your etiquette lessons; some could use a simple refresher; still others need to start from scratch.  And then, there are some Commanding Officers who simply don't have a clue.  You know who you are.  It will come back to bite you in the end. (And, by in 'the end' I mean butt also!)


Ol' School said...

There was a time, though not recently, when Navy officers were true gentlemen. They kept their word. They met their obligations with pride. They lived their lives honorably and selflessly. They were true to their families and their sailors. You can still find such men. But today they are rare indeed and more rare in their good deeds. Those days are gone, never to return. Move on.

Anonymous said...

Ol’ School,

I have been out of the Navy longer than I was in the Navy, but I still have the faith that there are officers in this Navy that are of the same caliber as those officers were many years ago, it is not the fault of those young officers that they were raised in a liberal society of these days and they have to exert themselves to a greater extent than their predecessors to be equal to them in the qualities and desirable attributes of a Navy Officer. I have the faith that there are many Officers that can still meet the challenge of being what they should be to the Navy and to the Sailors that they are given the responsibility to lead.

Very Respectfully,
E. A. Hughes, FTCM(SS)
US Navy (Retired)