A string of scandals regarding the SEALs has illicited Naval Special Warfare commander Rear Adm. Collin Green to design a four-page “back to basics” directive. His intent is to shore up shoddy conduct, restore moral accountability and create better leaders.
Green’s guidance returns the SEAL and boat teams to standards expected of service members across the fleet. It’s a mandate for leaders to conduct “routine inspections of your units and strictly enforce all Navy grooming and uniform standards, including adherence to all Navy traditions, customs and ceremonies.”
SEALs can often be depicted as bearded commandos with a shaggy pirate bravado but Green’s memo echoes former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson’s May advice to the sea service’s leaders, telling them that they will be judged by the character and performance of their teams.
Green’s guidance clearly puts character first and adopts steps that will anchor SEALs not only to their own storied history but to the larger institution of the Navy. More
Source: The Navy Times