Capt. Matt Phillips

Capt Matt Phillips is a career Surface Warfare Officer currently stationed at the Pentagon. Follow him on Twitter @mattsbooks. His views are his own and do not reflect the views of the United States Navy.


USS Fitzgerald: Investigate First, Blame Later

By Capt. Matt Phillips 2017-06-22 17:24:54

In the wake of the Fitzgerald-Crystal collision, many have taken to the internet to examine, theorize or vent about what may have happened that night. Many of these posts are well intentioned, but some self-righteous assertions are without fact and rely on experiences that are decades old. These reflections show a lack of respect for not only the investigation process, but also the sailors who died in service to their country and the family, friends and shipmates who are mourning them. I...

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