If you know me or read this blog, you know my views of the elitist officer community of the Navy. I do not hold them, in general, in the highest regards. However, there are some good and even great Naval Officers and I have written about some that I have served with in my career. The latest chapter in the leftist media's campaign to demoralize and destroy the United States and her military is the attack on Captain Honors. Those of you who read the print media stories or view the feeding frenzy on television sit in righteous indignation over Captain Honors' blatant immorality and how he is corrupting those pure, innocent sailors, while you fantasize about having sex with you secretary or the teenage girl next door! What the hell do you know about life on a Navy ship, underway?! Let this old Master Chief educate you ignorant land lovers.
Life at sea, on a combatant vessel is no "Love Boat" cruise. You don't pull into a exotic port every day and spend a restful night or leisure. Ships stay at sea, doing their mission, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for two and even three months at a stretch. Sometimes, even longer! There is NO privacy. You are "Nuts to Butts" with 5000 of your closest friends. You eat together, shower together, work together, sleep together. There is no rest from each other. No place to go to be alone. The noise of the ship goes on 24/7. On an aircraft carrier, planes are being launched and recovered, 24/7. You get rousted out of your sleep, day or night for fires, airplane crashes, refueling, replenishment at sea, at any time. If you work nights, you sleep days, if you work days, you sleep nights, unless one of the many events or emergencies happen, then you don't sleep. There are no holidays, days off, or "sick days". I would like to say that you now understand what life at sea on a combatant ship is like, but you don't and can't unless you have served on one of these magnificent ships. But let me say this, morale of the crew is the hardest thing to maintain and the most precious commodity on a Navy ship. The ships chain of command will do anything to maintain and enhance morale. That is what Captain Honors was doing, notice I said "DOING" not "trying to do" when he made those "Site" TV appearances. All of us watch "off color" comedy on our home TV, jokes about "Gays", nudity, racial jokes from Chris Rock and others, and thing nothing about it. But you are all up in arms about Captain Honors because he is a naval officer. I hate people with double standards more that I can say here.
From what I have seen in the media, and read about, Captain Honors did nothing but entertain his crew, enhance their morale, and keep his ship ready to do the countries bidding. His crew, especially the enlisted personnel, male and female, stand behind him. If you don't believe me, check out the sites on "Facebook". That is real enlisted support! So, I say to all of you civilians, leave the Navy alone! Go back to fantasying about you neighbor or secretary. Your double standards are not welcomed.