'Worse Than A Crime--A MISTAKE'

Van Tol, J. M.
May 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 134 Issue 5, p24
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's views on liberty policies instituted in ships assigned to Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. According to the author, such liberty policies, which put unfair burdens on the sailors who perform and behave well, are exceptionally counter-productive and costly in the currency of morale. The author opines that such policies not only infantilize the sailors, but also undercut the authority and discretion of commanding officers as well.


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