Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Funnies

Strange things in the new PQS requirements for a SWO pin, I guess.

Would a 1120 allow unquals to do this?

Not to be a stick in the mud because the blogger in me likes this - but;

Qualifications of a Naval Officer:
It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor.

He should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, kindness, and charity. No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention or be left to pass without its reward, even if the reward is only a word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate, though at the same time, he should be quick and unfailing to distinguish error from malice, thoughtfulness from incompetency, and well meant shortcomings from heedless or stupid.

In one word, every commander should keep constantly before him the great truth, that to be well obeyed, he must be perfectly esteemed.

- Written by Augustus C. Buell in 1900 to reflect his views of John Paul Jones
.... and yes, I know I push the limits here as well. Just saying ....

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