Speaking “truth to power” is an easy thing to say at a confirmation hearing but that is Navy Secretary Richard Sherman’s task after President Trump got his 10,000 foot screwdriver out and ordered Navy Achievement Medals awarded to US Navy JAG officers assigned to the Chief Gallagher prosecution rescinded.

As in the cases of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS McCain, it IS possible that meritorious work was done even if the overall effort was a failure — will Secretary Spencer make such a determination and take it to the President or will he simply salute and execute.

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