Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Electronic systems PMS has been foisted on the fleet without proper shore support and without appropriate technical staffing. Now the commanders are leaning on the Sailors for not making the system work. The current level of high-command attention cannot be sustained indefinitely, yet even with this much attention the problem is not being solved. basic changes in the philosophy of shore support must be made to correct the situation.
It's rare for the CO to show any interest whatsoever in maintenance men except when a system is down and then only in the light of his irritability over the loss of the system. The operator task has the glamor.
From "Electronics PMS: The Unkept Promise"
LT T.C. Schelin
Electronics Officer in USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)