You have no clue...........Chief Petty Officer is a unique rank in all the military......Every Officer depends on a Chief to get things done......They would be lost without him......By the way the SECNAV is a civilian.he would never giver orders to a Chief........Its the best rank in the Navy........So good I turned down a commission to be and officer for it.........
Once you make Chief its for life...........
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
And if the SECNAV told you to get on your face you'd do it without question or you'd be court-martialed. End of story, old timer.
Condoms tear, Junior.After all, the only type of homosexual behavior that increases the risk of HIV is unprotected anal sex.
We allow them to serve openly in every other environment, has it reduced the risk of AIDS or the fact that homosexual men dominate the AIDS stats?Allowing them to serve openly would actually probably reduce the HIV risk because then the military could address the behavior by having condoms and such available.
That is, AIDS must be discussed in any discussion on allowing them to serve openly, I'm glad we agree.So we get down to the truth of the matter of your side.
It has to do with not condoning a behavior that would certainly increase the risk of AIDS contractions amongst soldiers and sailors. Given the preposterous and disproportionate stats on this disease, any look into males serving close and in direct contact with each other must consider the obvious and high risk behavior of these soldiers/sailors when not in uniform.This is about "condoning homosexual behavior". This has nothing to do with matters of national security.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
It's men who have had unprotected anal sex with men that dominate the AIDs stats. You are distorting the point by trying make it an issue of sexual orientation, when it is an issue of unsafe sexual behavior. Furthermore, the law prohibits discrimination of people based on their HIV status. Are you suggesting the military go against federal law? Because you are really arguing two separate issues.We allow them to serve openly in every other environment, has it reduced the risk of AIDS or the fact that homosexual men dominate the AIDS stats?
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