USS Antietam, grounded 1/31/17
USS Lake Champlain, Collision 5/9/17
Plus the The Fitz and the John McCain, so that makes 4 just this year, and you would contend there are no institutional improvements to be made?
USS Porter, USS Guardian, USS Port Royal…
Obviously we are staring at the same picture, but seeing something different. I would never state that the service is full of blithering idiots or even allude to that. It is; however, fairly obvious that there has been a de-emphasis upon seamanship and watchstanding. Any change in that regard came from, and can only be rectified from the top. There needs to be a cultural paradigm shift. It’s tantamount to teaching someone everything there is to know about the Weapon System of a B-2 Bomber, but not teach them to fly the aircraft.