Monday, March 29, 2010

BZZT! Wrong!!

In surfing around for news on the repairs of the USS Port Royal, I stumbled across this press release about the retirement of a RP1 (chaplain's assistant) from the Navy. It had this nugget of bullshit in it:
"There are not many people in the Navy that can tell you they have served on five different ships," said [Chaplain] Wade.
That is wronger than wrong. Virtually every surface warfare officer who made it through the commander command tour has served on five ships, and quite a few have served on six ships: First Division Officer tour, second DivO tour, first and second Department Head tours, XO tour and then CO tour. Sailors might serve on fewer, as their first sea tour used to be about five years or so.


Old Retired Petty Officer said...

I was an Airdale and managed to go to sea on five ships. Independence, Ranger, Kitty Hawk, Nimitz and George Washington. Independence was as ship's company. Ranger, Kitty Hawk and George Washington were as member of an embarked squadron and the Nimitz was as a SeaOpDet member.
Yeah, five ships. I have the paper to back it up.

Anonymous said...

Guess he'd man up the weep locker during sea and anchor detail, etc.