Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Code on CBS

It's a new military law series on CBS; Marine lawyers, etc. One comment to the show's producers: Learn something about military uniforms and careers, to wit:
  • Commanders in the USN do not have two gold stripes on their sleeves (three for commanders, two and a half for lieutenant commanders).
  • A lieutenant junior grade who has a surface warfare officer qualification isn't going to have served as a medical administrator in a medical company long enough to have received three fitness reports. it takes two years, give or take, to qualify as a SWO. Three fitreps imply more than eighteen months of observed service. Between schools and sea duty, no JG is going to be ashore long enough to get three fitreps as a JG before being promoted to lieutenant.
It's not that hard to figure this shit out. That's why shows hire military advisers whose job is to ensure that they get details like this right.

Assuming that they're sober, that is.

3 comments:

B said...

Assuming they five a shit.

Most people in their audience won't notice, nor will they care.
It's why I can't watch most TV.

Dark Avenger said...

This is almost as exciting as the Captain Crunch controversy.

https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/06/is-capn-crunch-a-real-captain/

Deadstick said...

The TV movie about United 232 employed real-life airmen as extras. You could tell which ones they were: they had their uniforms on right.