I know it wasn't the intent but it did. The law of unintended consequences. That the powers that be didn't or couldn't forsee it, is on them. That they and subsequent senior officers didn't notice or didn't want to acknowledge it is a sad reflection on our officer corps.We're not trying to denude the operational experience, we simply want to recruit and use people properly. One of the biggest retention points has been people properly mis-employed. If a job needs a SP and we can evidence that we will, if it's more sensible to be done in another way we'll look at that.
The loss of operational capability is just accepted and papered over. And it's not all war fighting ninja hijinks. Try doing a major seamanship evolution with a bunch of people who haven't had the benefit of proper training from experienced sailors. At best it's embarrassing and upsets the Skipper. Guess you cops the rocket?