"It's hard to find a leadership book that doesn't encourage us to "take care of our people." What I learned is this: taking care of your people does not mean protecting them from the consequences of their own behavior. That's the path to irresponsibility. What it does mean is giving them every available tool and advantage to achieve their aims in life, beyond the basics of the job. In some cases it meant further education, in other cases crewmen's goals were incompatible with navy life and they separated on good terms."You can also read about one of hundreds of ways that we took care of our Sailors at U.S. Naval Security Group Yokosuka, Japan HERE.