Yep, that's the military way. I no longer work for an employer, but for myself and have had my share - or more - of bad bosses! Even though I work for myself now, I still run into that military style of finding fault, punishing and focusing on what is wrong rather than right in many of my peers who are dog trainers! Our society unfortunately is geared to thinking that way.
As a positive reinforcement dog trainer, I think the opposite - I focus on what dogs and their handlers do RIGHT and build on that versus what they do wrong or incorrect. Hang in there - our society has a long way to go in putting more effective teaching and training - and supervising skills into practice.