Read this bit related to the recent spate of groundings and collisions in the 7th Fleet.
“Adm. Scott Swift has taken on direct supervision of the “risk assessment management plan” program, a system otherwise known as RAMP that allowed the local destroyer squadron, fleet trainers and stateside commanders to keep their ships on patrol even if their qualifications in critical areas such as damage control, navigation and flight deck operations had lapsed.
ComNavOps has been preaching the hollowness of the Navy and the criminally negligent behavior of Navy leadership for the last few years. Now the ironclad proof is beginning to come out.
Is there really anything further I need to say?
(1)Defense News website, “US Navy worked around its own standards to keep ships underway: sources”, David B. Larter,