What’s terribly wrong with ‘Make Aircrew Great Again’ patches

(CNN)The latest breach of America’s civil-military tradition of political neutrality happened on a presidential visit to a US Navy ship docked in Japan. Some service members were wearing patches affixed to their uniforms featuring President Donald Trump’s face, captioned with the words “Make Aircrew Great Again,” a play on his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. Unit patches like this can be authorized by local command, and they can be irreverent and humorous. But that explanation isn’t credible when troops wearing the patches are pleading with media members to help them get Trump autographs. A Navy spokesperson said: “Navy leadership is aware of the incident and reviewing to ensure the patch doesn’t violate DoD policy or uniform regulations.” Transgender soldiers …