Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman, much like the old man in one of his most famous books. The commitment and humility of his aged Cuban fisherman in The Old Man and the Sea offer strong lessons for military leaders.
A false alarm in the USS Hartford (SSN-768), caused by a poorly trained petty officer of the deck, highlights the importance of accountability and continuous training.
Confidence is an important leadership trait, but overconfidence can put sailors in dangerous situations. Proper hose-handling technique is essential to safety on board Navy ships.