(See G. D. Solis, pp. 52–56; and J. Garcia, pp. 54–56; November 2010 Proceedings)
Commander John M. Yunker Sr., U.S. Navy (Retired)—The recent legal setbacks to the Stolen Valor Act, as covered in the articles by Lieutenant Colonel Solis and Secretary Garcia, reflect a serious issue. The Secretary of the Navy should issue instructions prohibiting the sale of U.S. Navy rank and designation insignia by organizations representing Navy historical exhibits from within their organizations via affiliated gift shops and catalogs. Such rank and designation insignia should be available only to military personnel through official, ID-card-required outlets such as exchanges and uniform shops.