Two of the potential candidates mentioned for nomination
to United States Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) by Obama are lawyers. Of the last ten SECNAVs (includes a few acting SECNAVs), only 20% have actually been lawyers. Another was a female with NCIS experience (she attended Tufts School of Law).
Some even want an openly gay choice
for the position, but Mr. Williams's work history will preclude such a morale busting travesty with little merit beyond political currency.
Three of the past ten SECNAVs served in nuclear submarines, one of them as commanding officer. Another SECNAV would later become NASA's administrator Sean O'Keefe.
As we learned recently, the Behavior and Performance Working Group
for a 1997 NASA study
identified gender as a potentially limiting issue in selection of NASA space crews
and even ground crews. Curiously, a member of the Behavior and Performance Working Group
was Dr. Christine L. Schlichting
of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory
Submarines are always silent and strange. Rarely, however, relevant information is leaked through the space program.
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