I posted before about how my Son-In-Law the Chief has been deployed on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. Those of you who have been in the military or its orbit know what this means to his wife and kids. Military families are in a basic sense the core of our armed forces, and knowing that their families are doing okay is as important to our military as it was to Centurion Macrinus in the Roman Legions.
But it's hard for those left at home. It's juggling school and work and (yes) a lot of military stuff - military families look out for their own. My step-daughter is in nursing school with all of this and was turned down for base day care for her young kids.
But then the Chain Of Command kicked in. My S-I-L the Chief went to the U.S.S. TR's Command Master Chief and explained the problem. The Base Command Master Chief got a phone call from the TR, and then the Base Day Care organization got a call from the Base Command Master Chief. Suddenly, the problem was addressed. The military looks after their own and the Chain Of Command worked brilliantly.
Aesop talks about how the Chain Of Command has broken down. Go, read. That Chain of Command is broken, from the top. It's not always this way. I posted this video years ago, a graduation speech from the Air Force Academy; a lesson on the Chain of Command taking care of what needs taken care of. It's particularly important around 40:15.