In many Navy commands, the opposite is happening. Risk is avoided at all costs. Much time is spent avoiding that "one mistake" that takes you out of the promotion cycle. Godin calls this "institutionalized cowardice" Too many Sailors have the opportunity to say "that’s not my job.” Don't be one of them.
What we are seeing more and more of in the IDC is that senior leadership is providing a platform for bravery instead. It's been awhile since the messenger has been shot. Even VADM Card has taken the message to the CNO personally for the community. The IDC is embracing new ideas every day and the best chance you have of getting your idea adopted is to share it. Put it down on paper and send it up the chain - VFR direct, if you have that much courage. I check with N2N6 and FCC/C10F regularly and I can tell you - the messengers are ALIVE and WELL and so are the thinkers and doers.
Go ahead, your leadership has made it natural and easy - BE BRAVE - share those ideas. Lean out of the boat.