Fw: Admiral Michelle Howard

Subject: Fw: Admiral Michelle Howard

Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:55 PM

Subject: Fw: Admiral Michelle Howard

It never stops…  hopefully it will by Jan 4th, 2017…  But the damage has been done.  Note the very bottom comment.

Admiral Michelle Howard
Woe, woe for the US Navy (and perhaps all of America!) Note message below for qualifications!

No one would want to stand in the way of a qualified black woman but this is not the way to achieve "real" parity and sadly, she has to know!

How does one get 7 rows of ribbons, without any combat? Oh, she showed up for work most of the time (4 rows), is female (2.5 rows), and possibly a minority (.5 rows). Did I get that right? Admiral Michelle Howard, USN, is not in command of the US Navy, however, she was recently promoted to Vice Chief of Naval Operations, second in command to the CNO. 

The selection process leading to her promotion to 4 star rank and her current position, is rather unique in a peace time US Navy. The supposed plan is to eventually promote her to Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Howard had command of only one non-capital ship, the USS Rushmore (LSD-47), when she was promoted to Flag rank, which was unique. She eventually received orders as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, thru January 2009. It then appears that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus mentored her thru one senior billet after another, by-passing other highly qualified combat-trained, more senior Flag Officers. 

During the process, she received orders to the proper Command and Staff Colleges, in order to prepare her for each new command assignment, Mabus' careful guidance led her to her current billet. In the last 7 years, Obama has modified the selection process for Flag and General Officer, by ensuring the potential selectee's compliance with his 'Social Experiment On Diversity', as a condition for whether an officer will be considered for promotion to Admiral or General.

Over the last 7 years, Obama has relieved over 250 highly qualified and combat-trained Flag, General, and Senior Officers; some should have been relieved for cause, but many more were doing a superb job when they were summarily relieved.


Joseph R. John, USNA '62 Capt., USN

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC 2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184 San Diego, CA 92108 http://www.combatveteransforcongress.org/


ferschitz said...

In 1999 she became the first African American woman to command a Naval ship, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore. Howard was also the first African American woman in any branch of the military to reach three stars. In the past she’s been deployed to Indonesia for tsunami relief efforts, participated in Maritime security operations in the North Arabian Gulf, and served as commander of a Counter-Piracy Taskforce where–three days into the job–she spearheaded the rescue of Captain Phillips from Somali pirates.


But Michele Howard is a blackity black black BLACK wimminz!!11!! So it is de rigueur that she was promoted to this rank because quotas. And it is sooooo unfair to WHITE MEN!!!111!!!!

Always butthurt, RWD, always butthurt.

I don't know if the alleged naval officer "quoted" is real or not, but if so, he's on the edge of being a traitor, imo, at worst, and certainly a big fat old liar.

Brought to you by the "Support the Troops" "Moral Majority" "Family Values" crowd.

CharlieE said...

I really don't care about these petty little arguments by military worshipers.

No one argues about the medals given to schoolteachers or firemen. Oh, that's right - we don't give medals to non-military personnel, and no one would care in the least if we did.

Anonymous said...

Wow, ol' Cap'n Johns seems like some bitter little motherfucker.

A woman passed him by for admiral and he will never get over it.

There's a reason you didn't make admiral, numbnuts. People just have to read your weekly screeds to figure it out.

Mr_Creosote said...

What's it with all these retired military officers and the ranting screeds of their version of what's what?

Appeal to authority?

Desire to be relevant?

The intense hope that the Venn Diagrams of the cranky old white reactionaries and the military worship crowd overlap enough to stave off progress for just one more election cycle?

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