Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Twenty years after Tailhook, a changed Navy | SignOnSanDiego.com

Twenty years after Tailhook, a changed Navy | SignOnSanDiego.com:

Some old-timers say the downside of the Tailhook legacy is that the Navy is too politically correct now, and the type-A confidence and swagger needed to be a great pilot is being squashed.

Future leaders are being ushered out of the Navy because of its zero-tolerance policy for gaffes. Maybe the next time that America needs pilots to be daring and great, they will be too used to being correct, they say.

Former Navy Secretary John Lehman wrote an article in the September issue of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine that asks “Is naval aviation culture dead?”

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