Monday, April 07, 2008
For reasons best known to my YNC and the Navy supply system, my Navy Leader for 2008 showed up at the end of 2QFY08.
Nice cover and all; for 1998 perhaps.
We are a nation at war, isn't the Navy? Isn't the most critical thing we are doing is contributing to the Global War Against Islamic Extremism (or whatever we call it)? I love pushing boots and those who push them - but isn't there a better Seabee action shot we can get than something a snow-drift away from the Great Lakes?
At first glance it looks like the Sailors at the left are tapping a keg. May just be the Frat-boy in me - and the fact that tapping a keg is an important part of being a Sailor and team-building - but is that one of our best pictures? Something a little more clear and direct, perhaps? Under that we have a little, "Man I wish we had a real good BM1 right now." shot of some 1120 "intrusive leadership" during line handling. Not bad shot exactly, but if I was a sub bubba, I might pick something different.
Under that we have something Skippy should comment on. A "yea, I know IAs suck, but you are going to do this anyway - so suck it up Squids."
You have the A-team on the bridge going old-school so they don't run aground off Thimble Shoals Craney Island - but look at the original or zoom in on this photo. No one wearing the Yellow Cover should have a manicure that nice - I don't care who you are ... and I love and respect all my officers and enlisted personnel on the bridge regardless of how many X chromosomes they have, but seriously - doesn't such a hairless arm just seem so, well, Air Farce?
Then we have a nice shot of some mentoring by the ABHC - but it really looks like he is taking about some "unusual" show he went to in Tijuana.
I hope we can do better in '09. You know, we actually have some Medal of Honor recipients in the last few years. I'm just saying....