When the chief engineer reports a casualty and gives you an estimated time for how long it will take to fix it, multiply by three.
Aviators, submariners, and surface warfare officers have diverse careers and should not have to compete on the same unrestricted line selection boards for promotion. They should compete among themselves for the number of slots required for each year group in their own communities, thus ensuring the right number of officers for the right number of billets.
When an officer gets relieved for cause for personal, ethical, or moral issues, someone should go back and see who signed the fitness report that recommended them for command or flag. It seems to me whoever signed that fitrep is culpable as well.
When I had the chance to review resignation letters from junior officers, no one ever said they were getting out because they received a bad fitness report, nor did anyone offer that their spouse made them get out.