From Old Salt Blog - Links to an article in Stars and Strips Can-do, never-say-no culture undermines Navy readiness, review says
Today’s admirals are generally removed from the realities of ship conditions as compared to previous generations, said Capt. Michael Junge, a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College.
“Once upon a time flag officers, even fleet commanders and CNOs, spent time underway traveling from place to place,” he said. Now they spend more time, especially at the three- and four-star level, in private jets and talking to large groups from a dais, he said.
“Too many of them think the Navy is what they experienced as they moved up the ranks,” he said.