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“It’s only a matter of time before something horrible happens.”
“Our sailors do not trust the CO.”
It’s a “floating prison.”
“I just pray we never have to shoot down a missile from North Korea because then our ineffectiveness will really show.”
“It feels like a race to see which will break down first, the ship or it’s [sic] crew.”
The surveys suggest the Navy has learned nothing from prior toxic commands, said Jan van Tol, a retired captain who commanded several warships during his Navy career, including two from the Japan-based Forward Deployed Naval Forces of 7th Fleet.
He compared Aycock’s leadership to the notorious cruiser Cowpens’ CO, Capt. Holly Graf, who was relieved of command in 2010 for cruelty and maltreatment of her crew.
“If the Survey results in fact are accurate…it must raise serious questions of why no one in the ship’s external chains of command, including the administrative chain of command leading back to (Naval Surface Force Pacific), was aware of it,” van Tol said in an email. “Or if they were, why no one senior chose to take any remedial action. Neither of those alternatives is explicable.”
Perkins said that after the first negative survey report in August 2015 — two months into Aycock’s command — Williams directed the skipper to conduct surveys every six months, instead of annually.
The results from the second survey are dated about nine months later, in May 2016, while the third is dated in November.
“This was an effort to continually monitor the command climate and promote improvements,” he added.
“While USS Shiloh was meeting all operational requirements, a positive command climate should also be enforced,” Perkins said in an email.
originally posted by: seagull
Post to the topic, folks.
This ain't the 9-11 forum.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TinfoilTP
This has been going on since long before Obama, and has nothing to do with him. You can find examples of this going on for almost as long as there are public records for the Navy. Toxic commands are as old as the military, and will be around for as long as the leadership refuses to step up and do anything.
originally posted by: EternalShadow
The Navy needs an overhaul. If it's been this way for too long, obviously it's tolerated or covered up to prevent a smear campaign. How this made it into the Navy Times is surprising.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
This sounds like an isolated incident