Leaks, Leakers and other Losers — and — “US Navy skippers saying ‘no’ to missions when they’re not ready for them. Huh?”

USS McCain
USS Fitzgerald

Can you imagine a situation where the things that were discussed in a “small group” meeting about significant issues was leaked on a regular basis to the media?  Where your comments were placed into the public record like they were meant for the public?  Bushido violations, but all in the realm of “regular order” for our national politicians.

We keep seeing two themes when we look at articles about “what’s wrong with the Navy’s surface fleet?”  (1)  Sleep deprivation — which we all know is bullshit; and (2) Skippers telling their commanding officers that they are “not mission capable” and pushing back on missions.  We’ll explore item #2 with LtCol Rob Schwarz, USMC (ret) — aka “Montana Man” — who was the Executive Officer of Regimental Combat Team-1 (2010-2011) in Afghanistan that had as many as five different battalions operating underneath its umbrella.  Is a higher headquarters ignorant of the training and logistical readiness of its subordinate units?  Hmmmmmmm.

Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Neller

General R.B. Neller, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

June 2, 2016

In the very first interview we did on ALL MARINE RADIO, the Commandant of the Marine Corps joined us to talk a gender integration, aviation readiness and post-combat related mental health.

General Neller also affirms that Mac was his favorite company commander of all time.