As ComNavOps was musing over the myriad problems besetting the Navy, he couldn't help but think that all of these problems could be solved if only we had more Admirals. Then, as if by a miracle, ComNavOps read that the President has just nominated 32 Captains for their first star. Be praised!!! The Navy's problems are surely at an end now.
Seriously, while I have nothing against a career path and upward mobility, don't we have more than enough Admirals already - something like 350 or so for a fleet of 280 ships? Do we really need thirty more? During a time of severe budget constraints? Or did I miss the announcement about 32 Admirals retiring?