How adorable is Chi with her ice cream cone?
Uncle Duke: Retired Navy vet here. Based on what I've read, I believe Capt. Crozier did the right thing for the right reasons. He just did it the wrong way. He sent a letter to 20-30 recipients because the Navy brass's response to his previous requests had not "insufficient", as he saw it. Okay, but he sent this letter on an unclassified server, so he broke OPSEC and that's a cardinal sin in the military. The letter was not sent to the Carrier Strike Group Commander (Crozier's immediate boss), even though that Admiral lived about 20 feet away from Crozier down the P-way. He also failed to send a copy to CINCPACFLT. So Crozier jumped the chain of command, another cardinal sin. And then, the fatal blow: the letter got leaked to the press. I understand what he did and why he did it. In the ensuing media firestorm, I also understand why the Navy Dept fired him. With something like 27 years on active duty, Crozier had to know something like this was coming. Perhaps that's why he did it the way he did it-- to get public media attention, even though he knew it would kill his career.