|Political cartoon from The New York Herald, February 22, 1909. Illustration shows Uncle Sam, George Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt welcoming the Great White Fleet as it returns to home port at Hampton Roads, Virginia.|
His ratings suffered for that three-month period. The rating for "Obedience" dropped to 1.5 on a five-point scale and in the column indicating whether or not he would be recommended for Honorable Discharge said "No". The "5" was a rating for "sobriety." Jim consistently rated well in this category. The disciplinary procedures must have had their desired effect because Jim's service record remained complaint-free for the rest of his career.
But tragedy was just around the corner . . .