(See B. Hanley, p. 10, March 2009 Proceedings)
Commander Tyrone G. Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)—I think Lieutenant Colonel Hanley is being unduly harsh in his criticism of an organization that is still aborning. He is premature as well. Its organization chart, at last report, had yet to be issued. Rather, I think it is quite surprising and exciting that the Navy, after decades of largely ignoring its history, under the current CNO is intent on making it a part of everyday service. He wants each command to incorporate applicable historical information at every opportunity, and has cited "Old Ironsides" long history as something that may contain valuable lessons for everyone.