Latest "USS George Washington" stories
Despite no public proof that Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith ever uttered such an edict, "lower your standards" has become an online rallying cry in recent weeks for those disillusioned with Navy life.
One probe will look for commonalities and trigger points among three GW sailor suicides last month, while another will look at how the Navy can do better by sailors in the shipyard environment.
Capt. Brent Gaut told his crew that the offsite arrangement will end when the ship is four months away from leaving the yard.
By Navy Times staff