Navy Secretary finally updates 'days without incident' board
WASHINGTON — Saying it was about time someone finally did something, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer updated the service's official “Days Without Incident” whiteboard this week, setting the count back to an even zero.
“I mean…listen…I know we haven’t misplaced an aircraft carrier this week or anything,” Spencer reportedly told the Under Secretary, Thomas Modly. “But with that loss to Army and some of the other oopsies that happened this year, I think its important to set this bad boy back to the ol’ goose egg and take some ownership of our performance.”
Indeed, Spencer’s action represents a tremendous step forward for the Navy, which has suffered an alarming spate of ship collisions and plane crashes this year, as well as a devastating corruption scandal.
“This whiteboard update is more symbolic than anything,” Spencer told reporters, wiping some of the dry-erase residue from his sleeve. “But I want our sailors and Marines to know that the leader of their underfunded, over-extended, an…
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