The USS SAN JACINTO recently passed her INSURV inspection, so BZ to the crew.
Somehow* the CO’s Lessons Learned Message has been leaked to the press, which of course
The Navy Hates Blueshirts Weekly Navy Times has published.
This leads to discussion over at the USNI Blog.
All challenges aside. Let’s ignore the fact that the issue isn’t really INSURV preps, but overall ship maintenance standards. Let’s ignore the idea that your ship should ALWAYS be ready for an inspection, not put off maintenance and repairs until it’s too late and you need to issue over 100 CASREPs to get ready.
That’s not really what annoyed me.
This little bullet chapped my hide.
SJA ADDED A 2 HOUR FOCUSED REPAIR PERIOD 1530-1730 AT I-90 AND WENT TO 3 SECTION DUTY AT I-30 IN A PHASED PLAN TO RAMP UP LEVEL OF EFFORT LEADING UP TO THE INSPECTION WITHOUT BREAKING THE CREW
Ohhhhhh, the work day had to extend to 1730 and you went to 3 section duty?
In the immortal words of the bard, TImberlake, cry me a river.
Welcome to the minimum standard for 688 in port operations.
* if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there are no accidental leaks…