Re: SEAL vs. SALT -Reply
Eric Kozowski (email@example.com)
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 09:36:14 -0800 (PST)
>Perhaps imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case there is
>no imitation. There is no connection between the name and the Navy
>SEAL program, officially, in content, or in concept.
>No one is disparaging the Advanced Leadership program. The question
>is whether use of a particular name is appropriate in conjunction with
>that program. The arguments are all "it's all for a good cause, so the
>ends justify the means." I think I could replicate the interest already
>achieved by putting "YOU MAY HAVE JUST WON ONE MILLION
>DOLLARS IN GOLD DOUBLOONS" across the top of all Advanced
>I am a SEAL (Papa Plt, SEAL One, An Xuyen Province, RVN) and a
>Quartermaster Sea Scout. I'm not worried about the SEALs. We can
>take care of ourselves. And the fact that every single knifemaker and
>aerobic video maker in the country drops our name in their men's
>magazine ad with a dubious endorsement just goes with the territory.
>Some SEALs would have made good Sea Scouts, some would not.
>No, I'm worried about Sea Scouting. Catch a young man or woman's
>attention with deception and you are sending a subliminal message about
>the sponsoring organization.
While all of us can render our opinions about the use of the name SEAL
for the Sea Explorer Advanced Leadership Training program, we _all_
should listen to what a real USN SEAL has to say about the use of the
Best intentions or not, do the ends justify the means?
Reread the first and last paragraphs above that I quoted from Roger
Crossland's email before you answer.
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