Thursday, December 13, 2012

The high cost of compromise

When Navy leaders compromise, or look the other way when compromise of values, standards or principles occurs, it's the equivalent of the Captain drilling holes in the bottom of his ship.  Even the most basic forms of compromise can derail a command from fulfilling its mission.  Navy leaders are ultimately accountable for seemingly minor breaches, as almost all failures in a command can be traced back to those who lead.

1 comment:

HMS Defiant said...

On the face of it that sounds reasonable but it fails the test of battle. Peacetime standards and values have zero intersection with wartime values and this can be demonstrated plainly by the instant relief of many submarine skippers at the outbreak of the war. We train our skippers to not hazard their commands in peacetime but hold them to an entirely different set of standards and values in wartime. As it should be.