Admiral James Stavridis' speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) from 16 January is HERE.
Briefly, he said, we should:
- Listen more
- Build intellectual capital
- Learn languages
- Use social networks
- Use every available technology to our advantage
LCS will work. We've had early problems with every ship type. Sailors overcome.
We need to think more about cyber. "Vice Admiral Rogers, this is for you. I was more worried about cyber than any other aspect in my last job."
No one should doubt the ability of the U.S. Navy or the surface warfare community "to conduct prompt and sustained combat operations at sea. It is who we are and what we do."