To fully appreciate those consequences a little background is in order. Just before this training started I went to considerable expense to have a T-shirt print up. This t-shirt is pink with the letters WUSS printed across the front. We told the cadets it was to be given out to the one who showed a lack of initiative, bad attitude, whining etc. We never really intended to give it out. It was just there, hung up on the wall. More of a novelty than anything else. It got a big laugh and I thought it was really quite clever.
For the next 24 hours I will wear the 'shirt of shame'.
with my 'scepter'
Really, I look at this as an opportunity to show these young men how a man takes responsibility for his mistakes and takes the consequences without complaint. Also, many of your young cadets were not familiar with the idea of irony. They are now.
Ens Steve Gould
BTW, here is link to the still photos again. www.aperture.zenfolio.com As always, images are available for you to download at no charge.