Heh. Never let it be said the current generation is out of touch.
For me it is a matter of trust, training, leadership and faith. An officer that wears a radio clearly has zero faith, trust or belief in his subordinates and thinks he must be called upon to make every decision. Even in the days of nuclear weapons-at-sea and Command Duty Officers, we didn't wear a radio. We could be found within 280 feet or if it was truly dire, the word could be passed over the 1MC. It showed me how new the navy was when I see pictures of Commanding Officers of "warships" wearing radios. That's pathetic on an almost unimaginable scale.