An F-18 Hornet crashes on the deck while attempting to land aboard a carrier at sea, and the pilot dies instantly; Harm and Mac investigate, and they suspect suicide. The pilot's squadron commander stands accused of dereliction of duty for his having failed to help the pilot and ground him (because of his expression of his depression and suicidal thinking); Mac prosecutes, and Harm and Bud defend. Suddenly the suicide theory crumbles, then Harm and Bud find the real problem and the person responsible. Bud practices his skills in suicide prevention; he also reaches out to Mike. Harm, Coates, and Mattie have trouble with the Dragon Lady; Harm turns in some of Mattie's written work. Written by
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Mac makes a comment about the age of a 1st class petty officer being rather young. It's fairly easy to make 3rd class in 1 to 1-1/2 years and 2nd class a year later. It then takes 3 years in grade before making 1st class. Thus, a person going in at the age of 18 can make 1st class by the time they are 23 or 24 years old. See more