Here is one of the the underlying conflicts between Mobly and Capt. Crozier that I knew was there…Crozier looking at his ship’s combat readiness—as he should have—while Mobly was focused on international deterrence, with its extremely high cost to the American budget at the expense of domestic programs. Offshoots of Teddy Roosevelt’s ”gunboat diplomacy.” Maybe, just maybe, enough such occurrences might force the DoD to heavily modify its “global-presence” concept to free up much-needed dollars to more appropriate domestic programs! ~ Don Chapin
A 19-year Navy veteran, Sanchez had watched as technicians replaced the ship’s traditional steering controls a year earlier with the new navigation system. Almost from the start, it caused him headaches. The system constantly indicated problems with steering. They were mostly false alarms, quickly fixed, but by March 2017, Sanchez’s engineers were calling the system “unstable,” with “multiple and cascading failures regularly.”
The US Navy confirmed on Tuesday that three sailors assigned to the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia died by suicide in “separate incidents” last week. An Aviation Ordnanceman First Class was found dead at an off-base location on September 14 and died by suicide. A Chief Electronics Technician Nuclear and an Airman were found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in “separate incidents” at off-base locations on September 19.
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