"Keep the Best, Let Go of the Rest"

April 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2005, Vol. 131 Issue 4, p12
Conference Proceeding
In this article the author presents his doubts that any thinking person would dispute the need to keep the best and make poorer performers leave the naval service. The author offers two comments on the topic related to the issue of equity. The enlisted forces are already disproportionately bearing the brunt of the U.S. Navy's drawdown and rightsizing, as they did during the drawdown of the 1990s. An early-out message is on the street that solicits early separation by sailors. As the Navy searches for ways to shape the force, it seems only fair that some of the scrutiny placed on the enlisted force also be directed toward the poor performers of the officer corps.


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