Trump’s ‘interference’ could be detrimental to naval operations
As a former Navy enlisted and officer, I am highly concerned with the Commander-in-Charge of White House chaos interference in Navy matters.
The Commander-in-Charge of White House chaos overruled the Navy’s decision to demote Chief Petty Officer and Navy Seal Edward Gallagher. Gallagher was convicted of posing with a dead detainee. Trump’s rationale was that he was standing up for our military. Trump also overruled the peer review ordered by Rear Adm. Collin Green, head of the Navy Seals, and, by doing this, he is undermining the Navy’s chain of command and adversely impacting discipline within the Navy. The peer review would have been conducted by senior Navy enlisted personnel.
The Commander-in-Charge of White House chaos, who knows nothing about our military, might have Navy personnel in command second guessing their authority, which could be detrimental to naval operations in the world and could adversely impact our national security.
Donald Moskowitz, Londonderry, N.H.