Recent articles in Proceedings and other publications that are widely read throughout the Navy imply that our force is riddled with cancer. We are, according to these sources, on the verge of cataclysmic failures in leadership, management, and operational expertise. These articles bemoan the fate of the average officer and ask such pointed questions such as, "Where's the adventure?" Focusing their energy on all that is wrong with our Navy, many of these authors fail to recognize that we have made great strides in many areas. More important, they fail to acknowledge that, in spite of the recent drawdown, measures have been instituted to ensure the long-term health of future war fighters. In their haste to condemn, they have neglected to get the facts straight.