Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Uniform of the Day

OMG! I've heard of pulling a fast one on an Ensign and convincing him to wear black shoes with his whites or convincing him to wear some silly uniform combination that doesn't exist. I think you see one of these poor saps at the Navy Birthday Ball or the Submarine Birthday Ball every year wearing some uniform different than everyone else because his "shipmates" hooked him up and told him it was the "uniform of the day." I suspect that's what happened here, but this is the first time I've heard of a lieutenant, and someone supposedly smart enough to pass the Engineer Exam falling for something like that. My CO and I were laughing pretty hard at this one we got on email today from Naval Reactors...

"ALL,

I have received several queries about the uniform shift date for DC this Fall, so I wanted to make sure everyone got the word... We have already shifted to SDBs (shift was on 10/1/07). On this same topic, we have had several PNEO candidates show up wearing incorrect uniforms lately... During the last exam we had a guy in choker whites (with medals!), a guy in SDBs, and a guy in poly-wool khakis, all on the same day... A regular fashion show! Please make sure your PNEOs know what to wear. Thanks.

V/R LCDR K..."

4 comments:

E.P. said...

So, did the dude in the Choker Whites fail just on principle? I mean, come-on. (At least it wasn't coveralls, or wash khakis though.)

Joe and Samantha said...
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Sam said...

Nothing to do but laugh!

submandave said...

He may have failed, but he looked fabulous doing it.