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Saturday, August 9, 2008
I want the best story about putting a sailor in his place who thought he was just dealing with some girly girl.

Hm. Usually when these types of events occurred, it was because some peer acted inappropriately. People below me in the chain of command wouldn’t overtly attempt these types of shenanigans, and those above tended to be more covert in their belief systems.

However, I would say the most obvious example of such behavior was when I was put in charge of the Signalmen on my ship. They didn’t have a CPO, and the Radio shack had two after my promotion, so I took them. As part of my new duties, I decided to learn semaphore, since I wanted to have at least some knowledge of the duties required by my crewmen. I didn’t tell them I was learning it, however.

Well, one time when we were doing an underway replenishment, one of the Signalman was “chatting” with a Signalman on the other ship. This occurs fairly frequently, as it was good practice for them. I was watching, and so was visible to both crewmen. Let’s just say that a portion of their conversation concerned me and was “less” than professional, in a fairly sexually explicit way.

I didn’t say anything at the time, instead I saved that particular gem for the sailor’s next performance review. Because I’m just that evil.

What was your costume for Initiation?

I went as an OE-82 antenna:



Weirdest food you ever ate (outside of Initiation)?

I was stationed in the Philippines, so balut, of course.

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