A Marine in Iraq stands accused of unpremeditated murder by shooting an allegedly unarmed civilian who had sought refuge in a mosque; Vic, the new man, goes to Iraq and defends him against an aggressive prosecutor; Vic discovers the object for which the "victim" had tried to reach. After the trial the general arranges some continuing education for Vic by sending him to the front with a combat unit; he sees action and takes part in it. The general asks Mac for a personal favor; she talks with both his daughter and the general himself. While Tom stays on a binge, Harm continues his vigil with Mattie, who remains in a coma. Written by
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Talking to General and Mrs. Cresswell, Mac states that their daughter, if she stayed in the Academy and became a Naval officer, would never serve on a submarine. Just 5 years after this episode aired, the Navy announced that women would be allowed to serve on submarines. They would be assigned in groups of three to the eight teams assigned to four submarines. Two SSBNs and two SSGNs. The officers on these two types of submarines are berthed in 3-person compartments. This means there is no special retrofitting in order to accommodate the female officers. See more
Capt. Stanley Ellis
You read the R.O.E. Got any advice?
Lt. Gregory Vukovic
Yeah. Don't get shot.