Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Equal Opportunity

Guidance to follow:

Sailors are our most precious resource. To ensure mission readiness, every member of the DoN must be afforded an equal opportunity to become a productive member of the Navy team. Unprofessional behavior destroys trust and confidence among leaders and shipmates, erodes unit cohesion and combat readiness, and is contrary to our values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. While equal opportunity is a minimum legal requirement, the Navy further believes that by valuing people's differences, our organization emphasizes and utilizes the creative solutions those differences provide.

-from the USN EEO

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Quote Collection from Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I)

War is at best barbarism. War is hell. 
-William Tecumseh Sherman

This dreadful alternative, of deserting our country in the extremist hour of her distress or turning our arms agains it (which is the apparent object unless Congress can be compelled into instant compliance) has something so shocking in it that humanity revolts at the idea. My God! What can this writer have in view by recommending such measures? Can he be a friend of the army? Can he be a friend to this country? Rather is he not an insidious foe, some emissary, perhaps, from New York, plotting the ruin of both by sowing the seeds of discord and separation between the civil and military powers of the continent?

-George Washington addressing disgruntled officers who had issued demands to Congress, known as the Newburgh Conspiracy (1783

A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people. 
-James Madison, 1787