DISCIPLINE & LEADERSHIP WHILE DEPLOYED AT SEA OR ON LAND & THE LONGEST PUBIC HAIR I’VE EVER SEEN: Mac & Phil Smith

Basic Maintenance
US Navy

Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret) joined the program to talk about the 100 Hour Work Week while deployed that was such a large issue at yesterday’s Senate Armed Service Committee Hearing on Recent Ship Collisions at Sea.  Along the way we get into a discussion about discipline, leaders who enforce discipline and the longest pubic hair I’ve ever seen.

Smitty also talks about his trepidation relative to an “anit-war” agenda in Ken Burns’ PBS Documentary, The Vietnam War.

SENATE ARMED SERVICE COMMITTEE HEARING ON “RECENT COLLISIONS AT SEA” — Hard questions for SECNAV and CNO

ADM John Richardson
CNO
US Navy

The last thirty minutes of the SASC Hearing on Recent Collisions at Sea that took place on September 19, 2017 was the most sharp period of the 2.5 hour hearing.  Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and CNO Admiral John Richardson fielded questions from Senators.

 

NEWS HEADLINES & COMMENTARY: Is a 100 Hour Work Week (deployed) unreasonable?

USS Fitzgerald
USS McCain

I watched the Senator John McCain led, Senate Armed Service Committee take testimony from US Navy big timers yesterday.  They made a BIG DEAL out of working 100 hours when ships are at sea, which made me think, what is a normal work day when you’re deployed?  So I thought about it, what was “normal” for my combat deployments:

Up at 0500 to clean up and have breakfast, maybe PT.  At work before 0700.

Work from 0600 til 2100 each day, longer if there was “shit” going on.  That was “normal” day and if you do that seven days a week that’s 105 hours a week.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

 

 

THE USS MCCAIN COLLISION & CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS: Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret) & Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret)

Montana Man
aka Rob Schwarz
LtCol USMC (ret)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a tough day for the Department of the Navy we talk about collisions at sea and what to do with Confederate Monuments and the names of US Army bases named for Confederate Generals with two retired Marine Officers:  Col Phil Smith, USMC (ret) and LtCol Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret).