We recently have been reading quite a bit about what is wrong with our seagoing profession, why officers and sailors are leaving, and what we can do to make it better. Certainly, there is plenty of room for improvement, and it is obvious that the top leaders in the surface warfare community have taken notice. While this introspection proceeds, a look at what is good about what we do seems worth a few lines. From the grand scale (why we are on the high seas in the first place), to the simple things we often take for granted in a single day on board a ship at sea, there is nobility in what we do. Ours is an enduring profession with a rich tradition that is an important part of our country's history.
A Sense of Purpose