Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Controlled burn....

FLEET FORCES COMMAND
ADM J. C. Harvey, Jr USN said...

we will be doing a "controlled burn" of staffs, programs and processes to get rid of those entities, policies and processes that simply do not add real value to our ability to deploy ready forces - should be a very interesting next couple of years. Stay tuned! All the best, JCHjr

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time for a top 10 list?

General Quarters said...

1. CVBGs, our modern equivalent to the BB's of the late 1930's

Mea Culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I have been away from the Navy for some time, and might possibly have lost my grip on the proper Navy nomenclature. Did the honorable ADM Harvey graduate from the Forest Service Academy? If it was my position I do not believe I would put this type information out there for all to misinterpret. Stay tuned.

Very Respectfully,
Navyman834

Anonymous said...

Yeah I can see it now...all the tradition of the Navy will be going away first...The USS CONSTITUTION, The Blue Angels, etc, etc.

Also, why not look at cutting down on some of these Flag Officers? We always talk about cutting billets on the enlisted side, yet we see more Flag billets invited.

Anonymous said...

The reason you see the cuts on the enlisted side is so you can have the money to pay all those expanded Flag Billets. Untill that is, the day they realize the 2 enlisted people they have left are not enough to crew all the ships.
If you go on bupers you can find a list of all the active duty Admirals count them and you will realize there are more of them then there are active USS ships!
Everything has been turned into a civilian job now. We have even outsourced our logistics ships and repair ships to civilians. Used to be in the good old days a sailor would roll from sea to shore duty where he could continually use his skill sets at a SIMA facility. Not perfect but pretty damn close. Till someone thought it would be a great idea to close those and now a sailor has very little option for maintaining his maintenance skills on shore.
But I guess as the JO's tell me I am just a tired old LDO with crazy radical idea's.

Anonymous said...

what forum does this quote come from, would like to see the rest of the communication...

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

This is a cross post from ADM Harvey's BLOG at CFFC.