The Secretary of the Navy wants the Navy to run on bio fuel at $26 a gallon!! Standard fuel oil costs around $5 a gallon! Am I against doing reasonable things to improve our environment? NO! I am a big supporter of more efficient engineering discoveries. I the same vein, I don't want to revert back to sail ships as the first line of defense for our nation. Furthermore, I can't see how sail powered submarines will be very stealthy!
Honestly, spending billions of dollars to shift our ships to uber-expensive green bio fuel will only further cripple our meager, nearly impotent, Navy. We should be spending that money on offensive weapons that can destroy the enemy in large numbers before he can even get out of port!! Remember, the purpose of the military is to kill people and wreck things!! It is not a social experiment nor a place to implement greening the globe!
I receive a comment on a Leadership post I recently wrote telling me that the CNO said the New MCPON must be culturally receptive or some dribble like that! The MCPON should be the representative, the mouth piece, of the Enlisted Personnel of the fleet, regardless of their race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation! He should reinforce Navy Regs and good order and discipline. It is not his job to socially promote any agenda. Again, the military and our Navy is NOT a social experiment. When you go to boot camp, you leave all that personal stuff at the gate and become a Sailor. Not a black sailor, or a white sailor, or a gay sailor, or a female sailor. A SAILOR!! The Marine Corps does this very well. We should emulate them.
These issues further denigrate the Navy and our national defense. The question is, is that the adgenda of this administration?