"two Major-Generals found responsible for the successful attack on Bastion" is as far as I got, as it was the Taliban and not the USMC who attacked Bastion!
See me after school.
See me after school.
I'm pretty certain that EU employment law prevents public sackings... The MoD are not exempt from it either IIRC.
Here's an interesting 2nd order effect....
We are routinely given tasks to do that we don't have the resources to do properly. If we are to hold Officers accountable, then they in turn should be able to hold their Superiors accountable. Do we need to make Sub-Unit/Unit/Bde/Whatever "Risk Registers" available to all and sundry to ensure that the light of scrutiny is available?
If I'm tasked with 'x', and say I need 'a', 'b' and 'c', but the boss only gives me 'd' and 'e', and I subsequently fail, who's fault it it and who gets removed from post?
As to the USS Cole, she should never have been sent into Aden in the first place. Everything followed from that.
One has to ask about those who (a) promoted and (b) appointed those 2 major-generals. Human sacrifice isn't always the answer but sometimes a smart, quiet sideways move (as otherwise an expensively trained officer who may do very well elsewhere is being thrown away) is appropriate. For instance one of my Captains sacked his next in line who was then used in less stressful employment (the Captain was a complete sh!t to his immediate Heads of Department). I only knew the man had been relieved, the fact of him being sacked I didn't know until decades later the obits started to come out. I've known junior officers shunted the very same day that they blundered. It all depends on circumstances.
Last but not least, in this rather formless rant, LE officers. All my contemporaries who took LE commissions are now out, many of them as LE Lt Cols and some did rather sporty jobs very well indeed. Great for them and an indication of their real talents - I am wondering why those talents weren't recognised rather earlier and opportunity given to exercise them at an appropriate level before they'd done 18 or more years in the ranks.
Really? Seems to me to be one of those things which sounds quite sensible, but in reality doesn't exist. Would be interested to see something to back it up.
For example, how you define "public" sacking. Clearly EU employment law doesn't prevent people being either removed from post or fired from their job. Clearly it also doesn't prevent inquiries or investigations into failings. Both of these things happen in various sectors already. So if you have an investigation in which individuals are found responsible, and those individuals are subsequently shown the door...
You don't have to issue a press release for it to be public.