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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Guy Snodgrass
A Navy fighter pilot warns that retention is beginning to suffer from the military's pursuit of social programs.
"Put simply, there is no dollar amount that can be spent, or amount of training that can be conducted, that will completely eradicate complex issues such as suicide, sexual assault, or commanding officer reliefs for cause — yet we continue to expend immense resources in this pursuit," he says. "Sailors are bombarded with annual online training, general military training, and safety stand-downs — all in an effort to combat problems that will never be defeated."
Snodgrass wrote this month on the U.S. Naval Institute website, an independent forum for active and retired sailors and Marines.