"We Can't Afford Perfection"
(See P. J. Vincent, p. 143, May 1997 Proceedings)
Lieutenant Commander T. J. Moriarty, U.S. Navy—I commend Proceedings for publishing Lieutenant Commander Vincent's article. I am an aviator who shares the feelings that Vincent articulated—and I believe there are many officers out there with similar feelings. I wholeheartedly agree with his assertion that "the most pernicious effect of the Navy's crusade for purity is the demorilization of the officer corps." I hope this article serves as a starting point for frank and honest discussion among our senior leadership regarding this organizational dilemma.
"The Battle of the Lasting Impression"
(See S. Zimmerman, pp. 44-47, May 1997 Proceedings)