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    Posted: 12 Nov 2016 at 6:00am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2016 at 12:44pm
Excellent article. It makes some pretty good points against the change. I ignored the pro change reasons....The end result is unknown at this point...Glad I'm not in now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2016 at 2:49pm
I could be wrong, but it seems to me that Secretary Mabus is governing more from a political perspective, than that of a US Navy veteran.
 
Originally posted by WarOnTheRocks WarOnTheRocks wrote:

As of now, there is almost nothing that has been articulated to assuage fears that this is a poorly-thought out, last-minute upending of tradition conducted by a secretary of the navy whose tenure is rapidly coming to a close.


As a Navy veteran, Mabus, at least, knows what to call the pointy end of the ship. 
On the other hand, spending 2 years in the wardroom of a cruiser does not appear to have engendered much of an appreciation for Navy tradition, especially that of the enlisted men.

Quote Prior to attending law school, [Raymond Edwin "Ray" Mabus, Jr.] also served two years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from 1970 to 1972 aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock (CLG-4), achieving the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade[1].
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mabus


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The White House response

A response to your petition on restoring traditional Navy rating specialty titles:

Thank you for adding your name to this We the People petition and for your concern regarding the men and women who serve in the United States Navy. The Navy's recent announcement about Navy Occupational Specialties has garnered attention from many veterans and supporters like you who cherish naval tradition.

This new classification system, which was produced by a comprehensive review led by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and his senior enlisted leadership, moves toward occupational specialties titles similar to the other armed services. Modernizing this system provides many benefits within the Navy, such as increased flexibility in training and assignments. It also affords our Sailors opportunities when transitioning to the civilian workforce by aligning their specialties with civilian occupations.

This Administration believes that providing widely-recognized credentials will improve service members' chances of success in the private sector. Improving hiring opportunities for veterans remains a high priority for this Administration, embodied in efforts such as the First Lady and Dr. Biden's "Joining Forces" initiative.

Organizational changes that require a cultural shift can cause friction during transition periods, but the President has confidence in the decisions made by U.S. Navy leaders and agrees that the benefits in future years will outweigh growing pains in the next several months. Whether one's Navy career occurred under the former rating structure or today's modernized system, the President maintains his steadfast pride in Sailors who have sacrificed and worked hard to serve with distinction.


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