Discussion in 'War Zone' started by RadicalDude, Jun 3, 2012.
I don't know what PRONA means but it just sounds kinky.....
It's the People's Republic of North America. It's a war torn area between America and Canada. They speak with an Eastern European accent...Very odd.
Oh, I thought it was some weird reverse, upside-down missionary-doggie or something.
We had the same OCS class. She had an account here but I don't think she checks it often. To be fair to this topic, she is one of the most "People People" individuals you can run into. Few other officers, self included, couldn't have done a better job than her, let alone the guy in the first video.
I had very specific instructions for my division when it came to interacting with the press even "Off the record". Don't.
Make it stop!
There's no such thing as "off the record." That's a privilege of very senior officials. The press can work for you and against you. The media savvy individual (looking at you, Tiz) will use the press to the benefit of their service.
EXACTLY. It's not important enough to me to learn the ins and outs of dealing with the media in the political ways one must. So I don't. I recognize that, on a professional level, as a representative of the Navy, I can't just say "FUCK YOU MEDIA! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY! YOUR ENTIRE PURPOSE IS TO SELL COMMERCIALS/ADVERTISING, AND YOU'LL PROSTITUTE YOURSELF AND ABANDON ALL SCRUPLES TO THAT END!", so I just steer clear. But on a personal level, I wouldn't even tell a journalist the time if he/she asked.
I was suckered into doing this spot on 3 hours of sleep, hungover after seeing Van Halen at MSG and a uniform-wrecking night at McSorley's...
Well done, sir. You're a better man that I. Perhaps more PAO tasking will come your way *GASP*!
Aubrey? Dude...what happens in VT-2 and PRONA "stays" in VT-2 and PRONA...yes?
"First rules of VT-2 and PRONA...You do NOT TALK about VT-2 and PRONA!"
SO SAY WE ALL!
On a serious note, SWO kid did OK...picked for arduous duty by someone in authority...didn't just happen. Kind of a "poster guy" for the Navy...USNA grad, second-tour JO, looks good in uniform and on camera, got nervous...what the hell. The interviewers stand close for camera purposes. Hard not to get flustered. Yeah, the USMC dude did much better. He's probably done a grunch of static displays in his time. Easier to talk about your T/M/S bird behind you than it is to talk about a whole frakin' class of warships.
"Lighten' up, Francis."
Let's not sugar-coat it. He was awful. Being nervous and flustered isn't inevitable... it's what makes you awful.
Poster boy? You got that right, but at the end of the day, people are going to remember a relaxed, articulate guy who stays on message (like PL), rather than a guy who meets all of the Navy's diversity wickets.
The SWO kid could have done much better. Especially if his CoC reviewed a basic Cap & Lims cheat sheet that highlighted all of the "sexy" stuff behind the WASP class, its embarked MEU, etc. His DH/XO could have set him up for success much better . . .
Okay...I still blame the leadership who thrust him into that. You probably read more into "poster boy" than I intended, however...
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