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Healthy Tradition Sacrificed on the Altar of Innovation in the Naval Service | WarOnTheRocks

Healthy Tradition Sacrificed on the Altar of Innovation in the Naval Service | WarOnTheRocks

Late last month, a “We The People” petition  to reverse a major U.S. Navy policy decision passed the 100,000 signature mark, which means the White House is committed to respond within 60 days. No, it was not about the size of the fleet, a new class of ships, or how to win a war against an adversary. It was about what seemed to many outside the Navy as a minor thing: dispatching with traditional rating specialty titles, as announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, and Master Chief Petty Officer Mike Stevens.

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