Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Leadership memo cites San Antonio fatality - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
Leadership memo cites San Antonio fatality - Navy News News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times Question - if bad things happen due to the fact that the US Navy is involved in risky situations - and someone gets hurt or dies, does that always involve removing the superior officers? At what point does the Captain and XO trust that their staff does their jobs correctly? It seems like we always nail the leaders when their staff messes up. And yet - I understand that the Captain is at all times responsible for everything. But where is the balance because we have literally paid millions to train captains of warships, only to lose their careers when someone else fails. I struggle with all of this.........