Naval War College Review


J.R. Tappan


Grog. The seafarer's drink of song and chantey. Our traditional beverage. But grog is more than sea-spray1 sails, and swords, Grog is also alcohol. And what do we do with the drunken sailor-the pilot, FBM fire ­control technician, chief ordnance-man, doctor, snipe, admiral, messcook, parachute rigger ... ? You may begin to sense that there is no intention of hoisting any tankards here. Even s:01 maybe you have a Personal reason for reading this.