Best Defense

Why she’s NOT leaving the Navy

Shaina Hogan, the Naval officer whose photo was used in the item I mentioned the other day, objected to its being used by “Task & Purpose,” the site that ran that piece.

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Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally appeared on April 20, 2015.

Shaina Hogan, the Naval officer whose photo was used in the item I mentioned the other day, objected to its being used by “Task & Purpose,” the site that ran that piece. (The offending image has been removed.)

And, she added, she is NOT leaving the Navy, because

1. I’m having a lot of fun
2. The people are (for the most part) pretty fabulous
3. The opportunities are endless
4. I don’t have to pick out an outfit every morning
5. I have and continue to travel the world
6. I’ve been selected to promote
7. I get time to work out — thank you CNO
8. I get to serve my country

In other Navy news, the Pacific Fleet’s master chief got booted, apparently over travel issues. I wonder why the Army isn’t similarly transparent about its personnel moves.

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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