Rescuing people is not the priority
"We all want to be the guys who rescue people," Commander Holdener said. "But they were told we have other missions we have to do right now and that is not the priority."That's from a NY Times article about two Navy helicopter pilots who rescued some 110 people from rooftops and other endangered locations in New Orleans the day after Katrina, only to be reprimanded by their "superiors" for having done so. One was assigned to kennel duty.