The US Navy (USN) is continuing to work on changing the service’s training culture in order to better prepare its surface warfare officers (SWOs), crews and their ships in the wake of the service-wide reviews prompted by the recent spate of mishaps in the Western Pacific, Secretary Richard Spencer has said.
The USN has already started to implement recommendations made from last year’s reports on addressing ship-handling, training, and assessment concerns, Spencer noted on 2 May during a media briefing on the state of the USN.
“If you look at what we corralled in to look at it, it was 140 or so recommendations, observations, steerage,” Spencer said.
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