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Old 11-07-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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Sad thing to hear,but if its time to throw out the "trash". get rid of it all at once............
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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It was my experience having been in the military and then working as a civilian with the military, that some, if not many, of the officers see themselves as above everyone else and the rules. I think, in a way, this is drilled into their heads, the "superiority".
This is what their "ability to lead" and "command authority" is based on. And, as in any power structure, it also includes and requires "circle the wagons" mentality. The police do it. Doctors do it. The Mafia and Gang-Bangers do it. The clergy does it.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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This is what their "ability to lead" and "command authority" is based on. And, as in any power structure, it also includes and requires "circle the wagons" mentality. The police do it. Doctors do it. The Mafia and Gang-Bangers do it. The clergy does it.
There’s a fine line between knowing you have authority over those in a lower rank/position and looking upon those you feel are beneath you as your personal servants. One is proper leadership while the other leads to discord, rebellion, or high turnover.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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And they all get slaps on the wrist compared to enlisted ranks.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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We'll see.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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I read an article today that he overcharged for servicing the ships (fuel, water, etc) to the time of $35million. Plus he got secret intelligence our of these guys.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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I did most of my time in the pacific based out of Hawaii. This story makes a few events I recall make a lot of sense. Particularly when some top brass was whisked away when we pulled into Thailand for an exclusive party thrown by some big shot connected with the port services.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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I did most of my time in the pacific based out of Hawaii. This story makes a few events I recall make a lot of sense. Particularly when some top brass was whisked away when we pulled into Thailand for an exclusive party thrown by some big shot connected with the port services.
You should see the parties thrown on flag ships. US Embassy providing high dollar booze for local officials and ship’s officers to drink with enlisted personnel literally acting as waiters and busboys. I was in the scullery at the time and some of the guys managed to sneak a few glasses back to us to try. First time I tasted wine that cost more than $500 a bottle (1995). After the party was over the enlisted were ordered to pour out any bottle that had been opened, even if it was full. They were watched to ensure it was all poured out. This happened at virtually every port we pulled into. Those enlisted going on liberty had to be off the ship before the guest arrived as couldn’t return until after the party. Couldn’t have the rich hobnobbing with the servants.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I did most of my time in the pacific based out of Hawaii. This story makes a few events I recall make a lot of sense. Particularly when some top brass was whisked away when we pulled into Thailand for an exclusive party thrown by some big shot connected with the port services.
Yeah, it's funny how a picture looks once you have all the pieces to the puzzle.
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