Junior officers may find that they have more in common with the Sailors they lead than other officers in the wardroom.
It is fine to chit-chat during the work day, but it becomes a problem when it is after hours.
What she said to me about men: men are very visual, don’t forget that.
Recognizing that there are challenges specific to the experience of female JOs to which I cannot credibly write, I’ve asked for input from some experienced female officers. You have completed your college degree and commissioning program.
We make time to have a nice dinner together.”“The worst thing you can do is go looking for a partner.
You have to embrace the time you have to yourself and do things that nurture your mind and soul. I feel like men have a natural instinct to want to be the ones chasing.”“Men don’t want to be disrespected, and women feel the best when they feel cherished,” she says.
– Some men may see a female officer not as a leader, or an officer, but as a woman.
The infamous “o-card”, meaning that a Sailor has had intimate relations with a female officer, still exists (there is an “m-card” for midshipmen, making them targets on their summer cruises).
It’s all about understanding that the body is just a vessel here to carry us.
It’s what’s inside that’s who we are.”“Let’s bring it back to my grandma.