of the Submarine
is a Repository of Images, Links, Opinions and Info pertaining to the issue
of awarding the ENLISTED SILVER DOLPHINS to "non-enlisted/non-ship's company"
personnel. Note: GO
HERE for choice of .GIF or .JPG image
From Vice Admiral Mies To Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana
at the links shown immediately above were posted on 16 Feb. 1998 This has now
been superseded by the CSL/CSP link shown below.
25 September 1999 CLICK
HERE for the Silver Dolphin Latest Update: COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPAC INSTRUCTION
1552.16B 15 June 1998 BRINGS GOOD NEWS!
This issue in particular deals with
the awarding of Enlisted Silver Dolphins to Midshipmen: both Naval Academy
and NROTC. Although the reports are that "not many" have been given to
Midshipmen...one, in the view of many Submarine Veterans is too many.
We who disagree with this practice have
feelings on this matter that are strong. We are adamant that regardless
of the arguments put forth to the contrary, the bottom line is that the
SILVER SUBMARINE DOLPHINS are for ENLISTED SUBMARINE SAILORS ONLY!
Further, We who
oppose the awarding of our Silver Dolphins to Midshipmen are NOT in any
way blaming our Midshipmen . The responsibility for establishing clear
and unambiguous policies lies elsewhere...AND THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL
This page is NOT an official US Navy
site. Nor is it affiliated with any Veterans organizations. It is mine
alone. As such I exercise the right to include or exclude any material
that is contributed either pro or con. I may include selected legitimate
and thoughtful arguments that express opinions that "see no harm" in the
awarding of Silver Dolphins to Midshipmen or other non-enlisted personnel.
I of course am biased and do not accept
as valid any view that it is ever OK to award Silver Dolphins to on-enlisted/non-ship's
company under any circumstances. Nor will I ever. ~~~~~ S.
Harrison 25 Sept. 1999
SEPTEMBER 1999 UPDATE:
now, we who have been embroiled in this issue consider it resolved by the
June 1998 CSL/CSP Instruction (see above). However we will remain alert
to any "creative interpretations or bending of the rules" that allow our
SILVER DOLPHINS to once again be used as recruitment tools or gimmee prizes.
DOLPHINS ARE NOT chest candy or just another "warfare pin".
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