Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Today's Gender Neutral Navy


One is not sure what to make of this, so I will report it as written. An anonymous individual wrote to Robert Stacy McCain, author of a blog called The Other McCain to explain what happened when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald was hit by a Philippine container ship in June, 2017. (Via Instapundit) Seven sailors lost their lives in the accident.

The captain and two admirals were held responsible, but press reports failed to remark on the officers in charge at the time of the accident. Why do you suppose that that is?

Well, here are some excerpts from the letter:

… it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles. 

Why were the OOD and the TAO not named?

The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift! 

Another fun fact: In the Navy that won WWII, the damage control officers were usually some of the biggest and strongest men aboard, able to close hatches, shore up damaged areas with timbers, etc. The Fitz’s damage control officer was also a woman, and she never left the bridge. She handled the aftermath of the accident remotely, without lifting a finger herself! 

Look it up: The OOD was Sarah Coppock, Tactical Action Officer was Natalie Combs.

What did the Navy investigation conclude?


In an 11-hour hearing, prosecutors painted a picture of Lt. Irian Woodley, the ship’s surface warfare coordinator, and Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, as failing at their jobs, not using the tools at their disposal properly and not communicating adequately. They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed, and they failed to communicate with the bridge, the prosecution argued. Had they done those things, the government contended, they would have been able to avert the collision.

Is there a deeper meaning? Does it have anything to do with diversity quotas?

That three of the officers — Coppock, Combs and Woodley — involved in this incident were all female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It may be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on tenthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.

Now that we know what happened and why it happened, we would also like to know whether the Navy has changed policy. Don’t count on it.

We note that the story has been carefully covered up by all media outlets.

3 comments:

Sam L. said...

Feminism hates the military, it seems.

Bizzy Brain said...

Today’s military totally sucks. Under Obama it became feminized, faggified, and de-Christianized. I read where the latest and most expensive ever aircraft carrier, in order to accommodate women, doesn’t even have urinals. Men sit down to pee, or stand and splatter all over the place. Woman and men are not interchangeable parts. A superior officer can come down hard on a man to toughen him up, discipline him, or run him ragged to accomplish a tough mission. If that same officer tried that on a woman and pissed her off in the process, all she has to do is cry “discrimination” or “harassment.” That same officer would back down and let the woman have her way, or he would be at high risk of screwing up his career.

Frank said...

This has been going on in the US Navy for decades I'm afraid. Look up Lt. Kara Hultgreen. She never should have finished flight school much lees been given the controls of an F-14 Tomcat. She made the most basic rookie mistake - an approach turn stall - behind the ship. She received six down chits during flight school! SIX!!! One is a warning, two and you're gone. She got six, was pushed through because...female...and killed herself and nearly killed her RIO.