In the aftermath of the tragic events at sea last year, we have all done some serious soul searching to complement the stark findings and important recommendations of the Comprehensive Review (CR) and Strategic Readiness Review (SRR). For the past nine months, a high-level team with cross-cutting authorities has been focused on implementing the recommendations from these reviews, as well as other reports, investigations, and fleet feedback, with the goal of restoring the Navy’s distinct advantage on the high seas. Fleet leaders, men and women from the Pentagon, Systems Commands, Type Commanders, and our personnel teams continue to knock down barriers to success to ensure the necessary funding is in place and to prioritize the most urgent and important tasks. Failure is not an option.
Status Report—One Year Later
By Admiral Bill Moran, U.S. Navy