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Hundreds of Sailors Being Moved Off Carrier After Surge of Suicides


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Really? Damn.
 
Hundreds of Sailors Being Moved Off Carrier After Surge of Suicides
"move comes at the end of a month that saw 3 suicides, after previously undisclosed string of suicides going back to at least July of last year." https://bit.ly/3KA1sDu #veterans #Navy #Suicides
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Reminder do not get political. The fish stinks from the head, what a sad dysfunctional command structure.

All branches of services have leadership problems, I was in the Navy and worked for at least one SOB who made everyone under him miserable.

This quote from the article really sums up how the Navy felt about the sailors concerns

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Military.com has been able to confirm at least five suicides by sailors assigned to the ship in the last 10 months -- the Navy has disputed the cause of death for one of those sailors -- and eight in total since November 2019.

It also follows an April 22 visit to the ship by the Navy's top enlisted official, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith, in which the crew was told the service is largely powerless to improve conditions.

Smith told a sailor who had asked about living conditions that the Navy "probably could have done better to manage your expectations coming in here" before informing the crew that raising concerns should be done "with reasonable expectations and then understanding what ... what this is like."

"What you're not doing is sleeping in a foxhole like a Marine might be doing," he added.

 

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