Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Former professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point writes about the failure of leadership at the academy.
But enough hammering on the Army. Let’s talk about the Navy, with two collisions this year, what’s happening to its leadership?
Makes one wonder: do we need a professional officer corps? Would senior non-coms be enough to teach new recruits the basics, leaving strategy and tactics to a small group of experts? Do we need military officers worrying about diversity and career opportunities for women – aren’t there enough people in academia, the media and politics doing that already?
It’s not an academic question.