Our Conferences Fire on All Cylinders
Clearly the Navy’s surface forces have received a great deal of attention as a result of the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). In this month’s focused coverage of surface warfare, many authors address issues related to these incidents, what they may mean, and how the Navy goes forward from here.
Our Defense Forum Washington (DFW), on 4 December at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., featured three great speakers:
• Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy
• Honorable Robert O. Work, recent former Deputy Secretary of Defense
• Admiral William F. Moran, U.S. Navy, Vice Chief of Naval Operations
In addition to these speakers, three veteran surface warfare officers with years of experience in command (six cruisers/guided-missile destroyers and a destroyer squadron) had a wide-ranging discussion during a panel entitled “Collision Reports: What Are Next Steps to Ensure Surface Warfare Readiness?”