If his stepdaughter has looked at this thread, then she might have changed her career plans. "Sod joining the Navy!", she´ll have thought, "It´ll be like working in an old folk´s home!".
Do Physical Trainers get posted to HQ's?
I can think of at least one 1 star HQ (as they describe themselves - despite not having operational control of anything or anyone) that is a safe haven for the hard of thinking, those who lack backbone, and professional arse kisses.
I believe they have sacrificed subordinates to keep staff officer jobs.