Before everyone starts screaming again, which was and continues to be the case in the Colin Kaepernick strategic publicity stunt. Let’s put race aside, as this sailor is a uniformed service member. Within the DoD, and especially within the uniformed services, race is not supposed to be an issue.

Now, aside from wondering who in this sailor’s chain of command failed her, if you’ve led in the military, you know what I mean. And if not, allow me to clarify. The non-commissioned officers and officers who are assigned to lead, train, and professionally develop this sailor have clearly failed to know their subordinate, had not made her a part of the team, and were not available. A key concern and without knowing all the factors involved is; how is this sailor alone, in civilian clothes at morning colors, and on a Wednesday?

Where in the f**k are this sailor’s NCOs?!

They have at least manifested on some level, as a swift command response to the sailor’s actions was escalated and justly answered with ‘Captain’s Mast.’ A Navy term for an Article 15, or command-level non-judicial punishment. The results of the NJP, Captain’s Mast are not yet public, yet unverified sources who claim to know the sailor in question at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida have stated that she has already been punished via her command.