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We Talkin’ About Practice!

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. Seventeen years ago, Allen Iverson gave one of the most epic press conference rants in NBA history. Yes, Baby Boomers, I’m old enough to remember it. In fact, I agree with every word he said! We are the United States Navy. First round draft pick. Undisputed… Keep Reading

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The Command Debate: A Viewer’s Guide

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. “Trust in commanding officers is eroding!” “No it isn’t!” “Well, maybe?” “NO!” Ladies and gentlemen, PLEASE . . . wait for me to get my popcorn. OK, continue! Wait, wait, alright maybe we should set some guidelines for this debate, lest anyone get offended, and you… Keep Reading

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When Resignation Feels Like Divorce

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. Its fine. Whatever. Go. I don’t care. How do I feel about this? I’ll tell you! Why did you have to go and make a big deal about Syria? Mommy said we defeated ISIS anyway! Mommy also said ISIS remains a threat to the rest of the world,… Keep Reading

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Salty’s Tips for Returning from Deployment

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. Millennials are basically incapable of adapting to anything. That’s why returning from deployment is so scary for us young sailors and officers. We get so used to shipboard life that reintegrating into our families and communities can be really tough on our fragile psyches.… Keep Reading

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A Bold Proposal

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. In 1729, my spirit guide, Dr. Jonathan Swift, penned “A Modest Proposal” to the people of England to solve their widespread poverty problems. Tragically, his thoughtful suggestion to sell Irish babies to the aristocracy as food has been widely ridiculed as some sort of… Keep Reading

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Challenging Navy Culture to Leverage Untapped Human Capital

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. A couple of months ago, I fired off a satirical response to what I perceived as unhelpful generational criticism. When the editors at the Naval Institute asked me if I wanted to use a pen name, at first, I said “no,” but then I balked. After… Keep Reading

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Never Read the Comments

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute Blog here. I was going to double down on my last article on leadership, but I have seen the error of my ways. First, there’s this story. Apparently, 1 in 4 of millennial students have PTSD from Trump’s election. Um . . . really guys? I’m trying to defend… Keep Reading

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