Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words. ~ Frank Herbert
I am currently the Command Master Chief of the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton. I have been on uninterrupted active service since my initial enlistment of July-1983. As a junior sailor, I was often given sage advice by my superiors on being vigilant with predatory practices and unscrupulous people whose sole purpose for awakening everyday is to take anything of value that a person has worked hard to earn and never give the impact that such deception (s) perpetrate on the victim and their family.
With all the solid advocacy given and taken about the latter mentioned, one can easily delve into a false-sense-of-security and a mindset of impenetrability from those that hide behind the shadows of dishonesty. Unfortunately the very words I persistently warn my military peers about, came home to roost when I ignored the basic principle of: inspect what you expect! This came about in the form of a Trojan Horse when my wife and I entered into a rental lease agreement with Andra R.