I still don't see how it's worth the cost to employ 71 Class-A members for 8 weeks, plus flights to and from South Korea, accommodations and rations the whole period, TD, etc.
Ship's have been providing their own security up to this point with no issues (so far, thankfully).
Did something change with respect to the global security situation that makes this necessary? I haven't seen anything, and the fact that our ships continue to deploy overseas without any added security leads me to believe the answer is no.
Finally, of all places in the world that require a dedicated 71 man security team; South Korea? Really?
This is a great opportunity for the naval reserves and I'm genuinely excited for all of the guys at my unit who want to go; but from a pragmatic perspective I'm just not seeing the big picture.