Working in the trenches of naval aviation can be tough. Although the acquisitions process provides sophisticated aircraft and weapons, and the intelligence community strives to stay one step ahead of our adversaries, junior officers often have to do much hard, repetitive "grunt work." Divining plans, compiling and managing information, and dealing with a constant stream of taskings from above characterizes the daily routine of most young officers. Nonetheless, however menial and boring the work may be, it must be accomplished. And when junior officers discover an easier path or develop a system that makes life simpler, they should share the "gouge" with their compatriots.
Handheld Computers Ease LSO Burdens
By Lieutenants Kenneth W. Schneider and Michael C. LaPaglia, U.S. Navy