With sequestration looming on the horizon, cuts to Tricare, the Department of Defense raiding our Tricare surplus, the outgoing Defense Secretary calling for servicemember pay cuts, qualitative management severing heads, the Navy has decided to throw away more money on an “Office of Hazing Protection” according to the Navy Times;
The new office will be charged with issuing anti-hazing policy and tracking “substantiated cases,” which will now be documented and tracked through a Navy-wide database, the release said.
Further details are spelled out in a NAVADMIN, which was not immediately available on the Navy Personnel Command website.
The Navy already has an organization designed to deal with the problems they perceive to be running rampant through their service – it’s call a “Chain of Command”. I’m sure this new office will have a flag officer at it’s head and a flock of legal eagle underlings – it’s probably more expensive than it needs to be – especially since everyone in the Navy knows what is hazing, what is right and what is wrong without an expensive new office to tell them.
It’s just a way for leaders to avoid having to lead, an excuse to pass on blame to some formal entity instead of enforcing a simple and easy to understand policy. More of that “do something” shit that drives political policy these days.
Thanks to Kevin for the link.