Continuing the discussion from Advice on maritime academies?:
Ok guys, this may be the most wounding insult I’ve read yet about TMA. We’re getting compared to SUNY now. What happened to competing with Cal for being more laid back, yet graduating better officers???
I guess I qualify as an “old timer” now, but when did the stick up the ass get inserted and why?! Not even McMullen and Ford were that manic about military bearing. There was a time when we took pride in being College Station’s “red headed step child” (though we spit fire every time splitting off from A&M and becoming Moody Maritime College was discussed) and being the McHale’s Mavy version of the Corps of Cadets.
Is the current level of regimentation needed? Seriously, no, and from recent events in the news, I’d say it’s pretty obvious that hiring Academy faculty that graduated from CS appears to have been a dreadful mistake. In my opinion, faculty should have at least sailed as a licensed Mariner at some point in their career. Get back to our sailing roots.