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    Re: Degradation of professionalism in Navy
    From: Paul Saffo
    Date: 2010 Apr 11, 13:58 -0700

    LIke every other student who ever  took Francis Wright's Cel Nav
    class  at Harvard, I came away with her guiding rule burned forever in
    my ROMware: "Constant Vigilance."  It was a principle she repeated
    several times in each class, and richly illustrated with one accident
    after another, from the Honda catastrophe to myriad screw-ups to many
    to mention.   As I read the USS Hartford story, I could feel her
    ghostly presence in the room, looking over my shoulder, uttering
    "constant vigilance" in her unforgettable voice!
    
    -p
    
    And a postscript.  My other vivid memory of her marvelous class was
    that it was the only course in my academic career where the professor
    brought apples and cookies to every class!
    
    On Apr 11, at , Richard Reed wrote:
    
    > It's the Sun wot missed it.
    >
    > I grew up in big Navy town Norfolk, VA, and my brother, who still
    > lives there, mentioned this at Christmas. It happened over a year
    > ago on 20 March, reported by the NY Times. The CO was removed a
    > month later, reported by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. At the end of
    > October, the Military Times dug this out of Freedom of Information:
    >
    > http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2009/11/navy_hartford_111509w/
    >
    > It just makes me wonder what they're listening to at the Sun ;-)
    >
    > Richard
    >
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