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Salty Goes to Admiral’s Mast

The following is an excerpt from the non-judicial punishment proceedings of The Salty Millennial as a result of his failed attempt at satire. ADMIRAL: Salty Millennial, you stand accused of… SALTY: The… ADMIRAL: Excuse me? SALTY: THE Salty Millennial ADMIRAL: This is gonna be fun. You are accused of using non-humorous jokes and miserable attempts… Keep Reading

Posted on in Classic Literature

A Tale of Two Ceremonies

This article originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute blog here. 3 May 2017 It was the best of crimes, it was the worst of crimes (sorry, I couldn’t resist!). Actually, it wasn’t a crime at all, at least according to a navy judge. I’m talking, of course, about Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer (SOC) Eddie… Keep Reading

Posted on in Navy Stuff

The Bad Day Scenario, Part 2

This article was originally published by the Center for International Maritime Security here. The first article of this series introduced the “Bad Day Scenario,” reminiscent of a similar scenario the Navy considered in 2003. The Navy went on to test its global responsiveness in the surge exercise Summer Pulse 2004. The scenario posited in Part One involves… Keep Reading

Posted on in Navy Stuff/Rants

I’ll Have a Ship-Killer, No Cream, No Sugar

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute blog here. When it comes to shipbuilding, we in the surface force are really bad customers. We are like the guy at the Starbucks counter that hems and haws over all the seasonal varieties until the barista finally says “would you like the same grande-triple-soy-nonfat-mocha-latte-no-whip that… Keep Reading

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Camouflage: You Ain’t Screen Nothin’ Yet

This article was originally published by the Center for International Maritime Security here. Using a television to watch TV is so 20th Century. Screens can do much more these days. The civilian sector is proving that and the Navy needs to take heed. Specifically, the Navy should use electronic displays in new and innovative ways to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Epiphanies

Tidying Up: Navy Edition

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. People tell me I’m too negative. I AM NOT!! Buuuuut . . . I’m beginning to wonder: do I focus on what’s wrong too much? Don’t misunderstand me, I have plenty of reasons to be salty. We still haven’t paid the Coast Guard. We… Keep Reading

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