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Dark Waters is a case study involving a collision at sea. The lead actor is a newly reported 2nd Tour Division Officer who is the Officer of the Deck on a DD as night approaches in high seas and bad weather. Following the collision, the OOD is to give a recommendation to the acting Commanding Officer regarding actions to take to save the ship, at the peril of sailors battling the major flooding in the damaged space. The DCA is calling for the hatch to be closed. But if you close the hatch you will lose the sailors.

Case Advisor: LT Isaac Losee

Lead Ethicist: Edward Barrett, Ph.D.

Technical Naval Consultant: LT Isaac Losee

Technical Naval Consultant: CDR David M. Wallace, USN, Ph.D.

The Switchman is a thought experiment in ethics. In our retelling of the Trolley Problem, a runaway trolley is barreling down the railway tracks. Further ahead on the track, there are four people who are unaware of the Trolley and therefore unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them! You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a switch. If you pull this switch, the trolley will turn to a different track. However, you notice that there is one person on that track, similarly unaware of the Trolley and therefore unable to move. The “Trolley Problem” consists of a series of hypothetical scenarios developed by British philosopher Philippa Foot in 1967.

Case Advisor: Michael Sears

Lead Ethicist: Dr. Shaun Baker, Ph.D.

Case Advisor: Michael Sears

Lead Ethicist Dr. Shaun Baker, Ph.D.

Technical Naval ConsultantLtGen John Wissler, USMC (Ret)

Technical Naval Consultant)CAPT Frank G. Franky, USN

Case Advisor: Michael Sears

Lead EthicistMichael Skerker, Ph.D.

Technical Naval ConsultantLtGen John Wissler, USMC (Ret)

Technical Naval Consultant: Joseph Thomas, Ph.D.

Case AdvisorTim Disher

Lead Culturalist: Clementine Fujimura, Ph.D.

Case Advisor: CAPT Timika Lindsay, USN, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Case Advisor: Jeffrey R. Macris, Ph.D.

Technical ConsultantMaj. Desiree K. Sanchez, USMC

Technical ConsultantLT Shawn Horvath, USN