Navy Birthday All Hands Call: with CNO Admiral Greenert and MCPON Stevens

Navy Birthday All Hands Call: with CNO Admiral Greenert and MCPON Stevens


WELCOME TO THE CNO NAVY BIRTHDAY
ALL HANDS CALL BROADCASTING LIVE.
I’M PETTY OFFICER ANDREW JOHNSON.
I’LL BE YOUR HOST AS WE TAKE QUESTIONS ACROSS THE NEAT AND
AROUND THE WORLD. JOINING ME IS CNO ADMIRAL
JONATHAN GREENER AND MIKE STEVENS.
THANK YOU FOR SPURNING TIME WITH US.
WE KNOW THESE SHOWS OF A TENDENCY TO START SLOW.
>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I’M GLAD TO BE HERE WITH MY GOOD FRIEND
AND SHIP MATE, MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY.
IT’S ALREADY BEEN A YEAR, AND WE’RE CELEBRATING OUR 239th
BIRTHDAY. IN FORT IMMEDIATE MARYLAND.
WE’RE JOINED IN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE FROM 10 FLEETED, NIAK,
MARYLAND, NAVY DISTRICT WASHINGTON, THE CEREMONIAL
GUARD, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY. ANYBODY I MISSED?
FX1. I ALMOST MIXED FX1.
WE’RE JOINED AROUND THE WORLD FROM FOLKS AROUND THE GLOBE.
THE NAVY WRIT LARGE, AND NAVY GLOBALLY.
REMINDS ME WE’RE OUT THERE, YOU ARE ALL OUT THERE WHERE IT
HAPPENS WHEN IT MATTERS AGAIN. 239 YEARS OF LEGACY, TRADITION.
EVERY TIME ONCE A YEAR COMES AROUND WE STOP AND WE SAY WHAT
DOES IT ALL MEAN? SO MANY PEOPLE THAT WENT BEFORE
US, MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE FOR US TO SERVE WITH THE KIND OF
LEGACY, WITH THE KIND OF TRADITION WE HAVE.
THOSE THAT MADE US ABLE TO BE THE FINEST NAVY IN THE WORLD AS
WE ARE AT A, AS YOU ARE TODAY, MAKING IT SO.
SO WHERE ARE WE AROUND THE GLOBE TODAY?
CAN I PUT UP THE — THE FIRST GRAPHIC?
OKAY. AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE ABOUT 290
SHIPS. TONIGHT, TODAY, WE’RE — BECAUSE
WE’RE GLOBAL IT IS NIGHT AND DAY EVERYWHERE WE’RE ALL OVER THE
WORLD. AS THE PRESIDENT INDICATED WE
ARE CONTINUING OPERATIONS AND WILL BE FOR A WHILE AGAINST
ISIL, ISIS AS YOU MAY, IF YOU MAY.
AND THE ARABIAN GULF. WE HAVE GOVERNOR-GENERAL BUSH
OPERATING WITH A HOST OF — GEORGE BUSH PLATING WITH A HOST
OF SHIPS. AT THE SAME TIME IN
MEDITERRANEAN WE ARE PROTECTING ISRAEL OPERATING IN THE NORTH
SEA OF AFRY COME, ALSO IN THE UCONN AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.
WE’RE IN THE THE WESTERN PACIFIC CONDUCTING OPERATIONS WITH OUR
ALLIES MAKING SURE THAT FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION THAT KEEPS OUR
ECONOMY GOING SO STRONG IS THE OPEN AND OPERATING.
IN THE SOUTHERN COMMAND, AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.
WE’RE CONDUCTING COUNTER DRUG OPS AND TERRORISM OPERATIONS AS
WELL AS OF AS WELL. COUNTER SMUGGLING.
AROUND THE WORLD GETTING THE JOB DONE.
WHERE IT MATTERS, WHEN IT MATTERS.
AS YOU CAN SEE THE CENTER PIECE OF WHAT WE DO TODAY, WHAT WE’LL
CONTINUE TO DO IS SEA DUTY. WE HAVE RECOGNIZED THAT
RECENTLY. WE MADE SOME CHANGES
ACCORDINGLY. IT’S ORDERIOUS DUTY FOR MANY.
CY PAY IS THE CENTER OF GRAVITY, WHY WE INCREASED IT THIS YEAR.
DEPLOYMENTS HAVE INCREASED SOME. WE SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND
WE HAVE WITH HARDSHIP DUTY PAY WHICH WE’RE PROVIDING FOR PEOPLE
THAT GO BEYOND THAT 7 MONTH ISSUE.
THAT 7 MONTH PERIOD OF TIME. SO WHY DON’T YOU SAY A FEW
WORDS? WE’LL OPEN IT UP.
>>HARD TO BELIEVE A YEAR WENT BY ALREADY.
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU. TO OUR SAILORS, SHIP MATES,
FAMILY MEMBERS AROUND THE WORLD. WHETHER IT’S MORNING, DAY OR
NIGHT FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY FOR THIS ALL HANDS CALL.
AND I’D LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MEMBERS IN THE AUDIENCE FOR
BEING HERE WITH US. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SHIP
MATES THAT JUST REENLISTED. NOT JUST TO YOU BUT REREENLIST
THE FAMILIES AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR GIVING THEM
PERMISSION TO REENLIST. THESE ALL HANDS CALLS TEND TO
RUN OUT ON US PRETTY QUICK. I KNOW THERE IS LOTS OF
QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO — WITH
YOU TO ANSWER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS.
SO I THINK — I’VE SAID ABOUT ENOUGH.
I’M READY TO GET STARTED.>>BEFORE WE DO THE FIRST
QUESTION, THE THEME OF OUR CELEBRATION IS THANKING THOSE
THAT SUPPORT US WHICH YOU ABSOLUTELY JUST MENTIONED.
WE JUST SPOKE TO THE FAMILIES. OF COURSE THEY’RE THE PRIMARY,
THE WIND OUR UNDER OUR WINGS. BUT IT’S OUR FRIENDS,
ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NAVY LEAGUE AND OTHERS WHO TAKE CARE
OF US. THAT OUR COMMUNITY S THAT
SUPPORT OUR SAILORS AROUND THE WORLD.
MAKES THE TECHNICAL PIECE OF IT SO GREAT.
OUR INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS. SO ALL OF THAT THIS YEAR WE’RE
GOING TO SAY THANKS. TO YOUR POINT LET’S GET SOME
QUESTIONS. ARE WE READY TO GO?
>>ABSOLUTELY. WE DO HAVE A LIVE STUDIO
AUDIENCE, ALSO STREAMING LIVE. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN THE
CONVERSATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. STANDING BY, ONE BRANDY WILLS.
>>I AM STANDING BY WITH THESE FOUR WONDERFUL INDIVIDUALS.
WE ARE WAITING TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS.
WE’RE VETTING QUESTIONS, GETTING SOME ANSWERS OUT AS QUICKLY AS
WE CAN. BUT I GOT SOME QUESTIONS IN
ALREADY VIA E-MAIL, WHICH YOU CAN SHAT YOUR QUESTIONS.
E-MAIL US AT SOCIAL [email protected]
TWEET YOUR QUESTIONS, ALL HANDS CALL.
OR HIT US UP ON FACEBOOK ON THE U.S. NAVY FACEBOOK PAGE AND GET
YOUR QUESTIONS OUT THIS. ON E-MAIL, I GOT A QUESTION
DENNIS FROM USS TRUMAN. HE WANTS TO KNOW IF THE NAVY IS
THINKING ABOUT ENTERTAINING A 15 YEAR RETIREMENT FOR SAILERS
WILLING TO SEPARATE.>>WELL, WE ARE NOT ENTERTAINING
A 15 YEAR RETIREMENT AS WE THINK OF RETIREMENT PAY.
PERIODLY, IF WE WANT TO I MAKE A FOR SHAPING, AND THIS WOULD BE A
VOLUNTARY PROCESS OR AUTHORIZATION, WE SOMETIMES
ENABLE PEOPLE TO RETIRE AT THE 15 YEAR POINT.
BUT THAT WOULDN’T BE A STATUTORY LONG RANGE KIND OF THING,
INSTEAD OF 20 YEARS IT’S 15 YEARS AND WE FUNDAMENTALLY REDO
RETIREMENT. ANY COMMENTS?
>>TO SEE WHAT THE MILITARY PAY COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT
COMPETITION PRESENTS TO THE PRESIDENT, TO CONGRESS AND DOD
WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE RETIREMENT.
WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO OFFER.
WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.>>GOOD POINT.
>>ALL RIGHT. LET’S TAKE IT BACK TO THE FLEET.
DDG57. WE HAVE A PHONE CALLER FROM USS
MITCHER GOVERNMENT AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>WITH THE RECENT EVENTS IN SYRIA OF THERE BEEN THOUGHTS ON
RESTORING HAZARDOUS DUTY PAY TO SAILORS, OR JASON ALR?
>>I WOULD SAY HAZARDOUS DUTY PAY AND THE NEED FOR IT OWNED
THE REQUISITE, THE ISSUES THAT REQUIRE IT ARE UNDER REVIEW.
THEY’LL DO THIS ABOUT ONLY, AND THEY’RE DEFINITELY DOING IT
RESULT OF THESE OPERATIONS. AS IT STANDS NOW, IT IS NOT
DETERMINED TO BE NEEDED. THE FOLKS WHO ARE OUT IN THE
ARABIAN GULF CONDUCTING THOSE OPERATIONS ARE NOT VIEWED TO BE,
IF YOU WILL, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HAZARDOUS DUTY
PAY. WE’LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THAT
YEAR BY YEAR. IT’S REALLY CONDUCTED BY CENTRAL
COMMAND IN THAT REGARD.>>SUNNY SAN DIEGO VIA
SATELLITE.>>GO UHEAD WITH YOUR DIRECTION.
>>GOOD BACK DROP.>>GOOD MORNING.
[INDISCERNIBLE] I WAS WONDERING, WITH THE LAST YEAR
[INDISCERNIBLE] TRAINING, AND WE HAD TO HAVE 100% ACCOUNTABILITY
FROM ALL COMMANDS ACROSS THE NAVY.
HAVE WE HAD A DECREASE AT ALL IN SEXUAL ASSAULT INDICATIONS?
IF NOT, WHAT IS THE PLAN TO COMBAT THIS ACROSS THE NAVY?
>>THE DATA WE’RE RECEIVING RIGHT NOW WITH REGARDS TO SEXUAL
ASSAULTS, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION, SO THAT WE ARE
MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT’S CERTAINLY THOUGHT WHERE WE
WANT TO BE BUT YES, THERE HAS BEEN AN INDICATION OR THE
NUMBERS ARE SHOWING THAT THE NUMBERS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE
DECREASING. BUT WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THAT AS
LET’S SIT ON OUR LAURELS. WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO WORK
HARD, BE DILIGENT, AND ENSURE OUR SAILORS ARE PROPERLY
EDUCATED AND BYSTANDER INTERVENTION PROGRAM IS WORKING
WELL. AS WE CONTINUE CNO TO COMBAT
THIS CRIME OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.>>THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG
EFFORT. IT’S GOING TO BE A CAMPAIGN.
A YEAR IS NOT ENOUGH TIME. HERE IS WHAT WE DO KNOW.
MORE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO COME FORWARD TO SUPPORT — TO REPORT
SEXUAL ASSAULT. THE EVENTS, THE ASSAULT, THE
ALLEGED ASSAULT WE’RE FINDING HAS A LEGACY.
IN OTHER WORDS, FOLKS, THESE ARE HAPPENING WELL BEFORE THE
EVENT — THE DATE, IF YOU WILL. UP TO 90 DAYS, SOMETIMES TWO
YEARS. SO PEOPLE ARE COMING FORWARD.
THE PROCLIVITY TO COME FORWARD IS INCREASING.
SO WE’RE FINDING THAT THAT IS A GOOD STEP, IN THE RIGHT
DIRECTION. WE FIND ON SURVEYS, ET CETERA,
FOLKS ARE WILLING TO DISCUSS IT. FOLKS THINK THE TRAINING IS
BETTER. AND THAT THE COMMANDS ARE TAKING
SERIOUSLY. THIS IS FEEDBACK WE’RE GETTING
FROM A WHOLE NUMBER OF SAILORS OUT THERE.
2 ARROWS ARE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.>>IF I COULD ADD ONE PIECE TO
THAT, IT’S SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC.
I DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE VALUE OF THE DIRECT FEEDBACK THAT WE
GET FROM OUR PEOPLE IN THE FLEET AND THOSE THAT ARE WORKING TO
COMBAT THIS. THAT ARE WEARING THE CLOTH OF
OUR CIVILIAN SAILORS. AND I ASKED THE QUESTION TO OUR
EXPERTS, I SAID DATA ASIDE, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE NUMBERS OF
SEXUAL ASSAULTS THAT OCCURRING OR GOING DOWN.
WHAT I RECEIVED FROM THEM, THEY SHARE WITH ME, YES, I BELIEVE
THAT WE ARE MAKING IMPROVEMENTS. CERTAINLY WE’VE GOT A LOT OF
WORK TO DO, THEY TELL ME. THEY BELIEVE WE’RE MAKING
IMPROVEMENTS. THAT’S NOT SOMETHING WE SEE
PHYSICALLY IN NUMBERS. BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE SERIOUS, I
THINK, THE EMPIRICAL FEEDBACK WE GET FROM OUR EXPERTS.
>>AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, WE JUST COMPLETED A DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE WIDE SURVEY WHICH IS ENTITLED GENDER RELATIONS IN THE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. IT’S REALLY ABOUT WHAT’S THE
PREVALENCE, THE PROCLIVITY. ARE YOU WILLING TO INTERCEDE.
WE’LL GET A LOT FROM THAT, WE’VE GOT TO CONTINUE, AS YOU SAID, TO
GET AS MUCH EMPIRICAL AND OBJECTIVE DATA AS POSSIBLE.
>>WE’RE USING SKYPE FOR THE NEXT ONE, OLD IRON SIDE.
CONSTITUTION, GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD AFTERNOON, SIR. MY QUESTION IS DOES ANY — IS
ANY EFFORT BEING MADE TO REDESIGN BOOT CAMP TO, REFEES IT
ON THE TRADITIONAL ROLE, THE IDEAL OF MISSION, SHIP, SHIP
MATE, AND THE SUBORDINATION OF THE CELL TO THE UNIT?
>>HE WOULD SAY ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY.
I MEAN WE REVIEW THE CURRICULA FOR BOOT CAMP ALL THE TIME.
THE VERY, VERY ATTRIBUTES THAT THE SAILOR JUST BROUGHT IN BEING
TURNED AND PUT INTO BOOT CAMP. WE LOOK AT OTHER RECRUIT
TRAINING. WE LOOK AT WHAT TO WE WANT IN
THE CHARACTER OF THE SAILOR OF TODAY, WHAT DO WE WANT IN THE
NATURE OF THE SAILOR TODAY. WHAT ARE WE MISSING IN THE
FLEET? AND WE’VE GOT TO STRIVE TO GET
THAT IN THERE TODAY. SO IT’S ABOUT UNIT, NOT SELF.
THE GOOD NEWS IS, THOSE THAT JOIN TODAY, THAT’S EXACTLY
RESONATES WITH WHAT MOST OF OUR KIDS THAT JOIN THE MILITARY AND
ESPECIALLY KIDS THAT JOIN THE NAVY TODAY.
>>CNO, WE’RE NEVER SATISFIED WITH WHERE WE’RE AT.
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO GET BETTER.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’RE DOING AT RTC
RIGHT NOW IN DECEMBER, WE WILL START TO ISSUE A PORTABLE MOBILE
WIRELESS DEVISE TO OUR NEW RECRUITS.
WE’RE GOING TO START WITH ABOUT 67 OF 200 SAILORS.
THEY’LL GET THESE DEVICES PAPERWORK, THE RECRUIT TRAINING
MANUAL AND BLUE JACKETS MANUAL AND THOSE THINGS WILL BE
DOWNLOADED ON TO THIS MOBILE DEVICE SO EVERYTHING THEY NEED
IS READY AND AVAILABLE ALL THE TIME.
WE’RE WORKING TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A LEVEL OF CONNECTTY.
YOU’LL HAVE AN OPTION TO WRITE A LETTER, OR BE ABLE TO SHOOT AN
EMAIL HOME AND RECEIVE AN E-MAIL.
WE’RE GOING TO TAKE THAT FEEDBACK.
THIS IS JUST A BETA TEST. WE’LL TAKE THAT FEEDBACK AND
WE’LL MAKE A DECISION HOW TO BEST GO FORWARD WITH THIS KATE.
IF YOU DON’T PUT YOUR TOE IN THE WATER IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
SWIM IN THE WATER. WE FEEL TO START SOMEWHERE.
>>THANK YOU. LET’S START WITH THE FIRST
PRERECORDED QUESTION FROM THE FLEET.
>>HELLO, SIR. I’M MICHAEL BRIAN KELLY.
IN JAPAN. I’D LIKE TO KNOW THE PLANS GORE
BRINGING BACK MORE PORT VISITS FOR DEPLOYED SHIPS.
>>HE’S TALKING OUR TUNE. SEE THE WORLD, RIGHT?
GOOD QUESTION. GOOD POINT.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO, WE WANT TO GET INTO MORE PORTS IN THE
WESTERN PACIFIC. ESPECIALLY THIS KID WAS TALKING
ABOUT FROM THE McCAMPBELL. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS GET INTO
PORTS IN VIETNAM. PORTS IN MALACIA, INDONESIA
MORE. IN THE PHILIPPINES.
THESE GOVERNMENTS ARE IN FAVOR OF THAT.
WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A DELIBERATE MANNER.
THERE IS A DIPLOMATIC ASPECT, WHEN YOU VISIT A PORT.
YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PROPER LEGAL PROTECTION, THINGS
CALLED A STATUS FORCE AGREEMENT WHERE IT APPLIES.
WE WANT TO DO MORE OF IT. IT’S A MATTER OF BUDGET, TIME,
LOCATION, MISSION, BUT REASSURING ALLIES, BUILDING NEW
ALLIES, BUILDING NEW PARTNERS, AND HAVING OUR SAILOR WHOSE ARE
THE BEST AMBASSADORS WE GOT GOING, AND SHOW WHAT REAL
AMERICANS ARE LIKE, WHAT THE FACE OF AMERICA IS, ALWAYS WORKS
OUT WELL FOR US, IS A MISSION, A BIG MISSION.
ESPECIALLY IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC AS WELL AS IN THE INDIAN
OCEAN THROUGH AFRICA.>>HASH TAG YOU’LL HANDS WASN’T
TRENDING ALREADY, TALKING PORT MIGHT HAVE SPED US UP A LITTLE
BIT. LET’S TAKE THE FIRST QUESTION
FROM THE STUDIO AUDIENCE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, SIR.
I’M WONDERING IF YOU WOULD POLICE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN PTS AND THE SEA WAVE POINT, AND SHOULD IT BE BASED
MORE ON A COMMAND LEVEL THAN BIG NAVY WITH REGULATIONS.
>>WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT BOTH THOSE PROGRAMS ARE
DESIGNED — WERE DESIGNED TO HELP ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE
PROPER BALANCE AND WE’RE MANAGING OUR COMMUNITIES
CORRECTLY. CNO MADE A DECISION ALONG WITH
CHIEF AND NAVAL PERSONNEL SOMETIME AGO TO STEP AWAY FROM
PTS. AND MOVE INTO SOMETHING THAT WAS
A LITTLE BIT MORE PERSONAL, THAT AFFORDED SAILORS AND COMMANDS TO
INTERACT IN A GREATER WAY. AND TO GIVE NPC GREATER
FLEXIBILTY WHEN IT CAME TO HOW WE DETERMINE WHO IS ABLE TO
REENLIST AND CONTINUE SERVICE. I WAS JUST IN TENNESSEE GETTING
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS. NOT A GENERAL OVERVIEW, BUT IN
DEPTH OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS. WE BELIEVE THAT WHERE WE’RE AT
RIGHT NOW WITH IT, IS YIELDING GOOD RESULTS.
THAT OUR SAILORS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY HAPPY WITH IT.
THERE ARE STILL A FEW OF THOSE RATES OUT THERE THAT ARE
SLIGHTLY OVERMANNED THAT WE’RE TRYING TO GET TO THE PROPER SIZE
AND MANAGE CORRECTLY FOR THE GOOD OF OUR SAILORS AND FOR OUR
NAVY AS A WHOLE. SO I THINK THAT WHAT YOU’RE
SEEING ACROSS THE FLEET, AGAIN, IS GENERAL SATISFACTION TO A
LARGE DEGREE, AND COMMANDS DO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, ESPECIALLY
THE SAILORS, TO BE A PART OF THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS.
AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK ON IT LIKE WE DO EVERYTHING, AS WE
TALKED ABOUT WITH BOOT CAMP. WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK ON IT,
HELP IT TO EVOLVE AND GET BETTER OVER TIME.
WE’RE NOT SATISFIED EXACTLY WHERE WE’RE AT BUT WE’RE PRETTY
HAPPY AND CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
>>ABSOLUTELY. GREAT QUESTION.
WE’RE OFF TO A WONDERFUL START. LET’S CHECK PACK IN WITH SOCIAL
MEDIA.>>THANKS A LOT.
I’M HERE WITH AT THE RINA WITHERSPOON, MONITORING THE ALL
HANDS MAGAZINE FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE QUESTIONS ARE ALSO COMING
IN. WE GOT A QUESTION FROM WALTER,
HE WANTS TO KNOW IS THERE A NEW McPOND GUIDANCE FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR 16CPO365.>>FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK THAT
QUESTION. I ACTUALLY DIDN’T PLAN IT.
BUT I WAS TALKING WITH MASTER CHIEF GARRISON, MY EA IN THE
OFFICE AND I SAID TO HIM, I SAID JEFF, I DON’T WANT TO MAKE —
[TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES]. SIR, HOW WILL EVENTS IN THE
MIDDLE EAST EFFECT CAN EMPLOYMENT.
>>I DON’T THINK EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND I THINK YOU’RE
REFERRING TO OPERATIONS IN SYRIA, AND IRAQ, I DON’T THINK
THEY WILL EFFECT OUR DEPLOYMENTS IN THE NEAR TERM.
AS RECENT AS LAST FRIDAY, WE HAD A DISCUSSION, WILL THERE BE THE
NEED FOR MORE FORCES, ESPECIALLY THE NAVAL FORCES.
THE ANSWER WAS NO, NOT AT THIS TIME.
WHAT WE HAVE IS JUST FINE. WE COME SELF-CONTAINED.
WE SAY WE DEPLOY WHERE AND WHEN IT MATTERS.
READY TO DO A WHOLE MYRIAD OF MISSIONS.
SOME OF THOSE MISSIONS WERE CALLED UPON A FEW WEEKS AGO AS
WE STARTED THIS OPERATION UP. WE STARTED IT OUT WITH A CRUISER
AND DESTROYER AND AIR WING RIGHT AFTER THAT WERE ALREADY ON
DEPLOYMENT. WE’RE CONTINUING THOSE
OPERATIONS WITH THE SHIPS THAT ARE THERE TODAY.
I SEE THAT FOR THE NEAR FUTURE. PERHAPS FOR THE MID TERM.
WE WILL BE BUSY OVER THERE, BUT I THINK ADDITIONAL FORCES
EXTENDED DEPLOYMENTS, I DON’T SEE THAT RIGHT NOW.
>>ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION. LET’S MOVE TO A LIVE SATELLITE
FEED, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD MORNING, SIR. I’M [INDISCERNIBLE].
MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS THIS. THROUGHOUT THE FLEET, THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONNEL IS
REGARDED AS A HIGH PRIORITY. OTHER THE PAST FEW YEARS, THERE
HAS BEEN A PUSH TO REINFORCE THE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OF THE
CHIEF STEADY OFFICERS TO DO THE CPO365 PROGRAM.
WHAT PROGRAMS DO WE HAVE IN PLACE FOR OFFICERS TO ENSURE
THAT THEY RECEIVE THE SAME TYPE OF TRAINING?
>>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. WE’VE TAKEN THE LESSONS THAT WE
LEARNED FROM CPO365. WE’VE PUT THIS INTO OUR NROTC
UNITS, OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL, AND NAVAL ACADEMY.
THAT LESSON IS RIGHT OFF THE BAT, YOU KNOW WHO YOUR MENTOR IS
WHEN YOU GET THERE. IT’S YOUR CHIEF.
HOW MANY, I CAN’T — HOW MANY, I CAN’T IMAGINE ANY OFFICER.
I’VE NEVER COME ACROSS, CERTAINLY FLAG OFFICER, WHO
HASN’T SAID YOU KNOW WHY I’M HERE, WHY I WAS A SUCCESSFUL
OFFICER? BECAUSE IT WAS CHIEF FILL IN THE
BLANK. FOR ME, IT WAS CHIEF SHOW
HAMMER. I’LL NEVER FORGET.
CHIEF BILL SHOW HAMMER, MACHINIST MADE CHIEF WHO
EMBEDDED IN ME LEADERSHIP TRAITS.
SO IT’S BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CF OF PO AND THE
JUNIOR OFFICER CORE. MAKING SURE THAT JUNIOR OFFICER
CORE UNDERSTANDS HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE TO YOUR DEVELOPMENT AND
ALSO, TO WHAT YOU OWE TO THEM, THE COVENANT THAT YOU HAVE.
THAT’S ALSO EMBEDDED IN AS WE GO TO BASIC TRAINING, BASIC SURFACE
WARFARE OFFICER SCHOOL. NAVAL AVIATION, SUBMARINE ACROSS
THE COMMUNITIES. WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AT MODULES.
I CALL THEM MODULES BECAUSE AS WE GO FROM OWN OFFICER, 01 TO
04, THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THAT 04 ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE 01.
VERY MUCH DIFFERENT. SO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND
WHAT KIND OF CHARACTER DO WE EXPECT YOU TO DEVELOP.
WHAT KIND OF ETHICAL NATURES DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE, ETHICAL
CHARACTERISTICS IF YOU WILL. AND WHAT DO YOU NOW — YOU’VE
LEARNED SO MUCH. YOU HAVE TO ROLL THAT BACK INTO
THE CPO QUARTERS. EVENTUALLY IF YOU’RE LUCKY
ENOUGH TO GET COMMAND, HOW YOU ENSURE AND DEVELOP WITH YOUR
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, CPO QUARTERS IN A WARD ROOM THAT
OPERATE TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO DEVELOP SAILORS SUCH AS WE HAVE
IN THIS ROOM AND WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE.
>>WONDERFUL. KEEPING WITH THE LIVE TREND,
LET’S GO TO TENNESSEE. MILLINGTEN, GO AHEAD.
>>GOOD MORNING. I’M [INDISCERNIBLE].
MY QUESTION IS COMING FROM YOUR SAILING DIRECTIONS NAVIGATIONAL
PLAN. ONCE THE ECONOMY IS RESTORED AND
THE FISCAL YEAR HAS BEEN RECOVERED, WILL YOU THEN
INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SUBMARINES WHICH YOU HAVE STATED
THAT YOU WILL DECREASE BY 2028?>>ABSOLUTELY.
IF I HAVE THE MONEY, WE WILL BUILD MORE SUBMARINES.
BUT WHAT YOU CAN’T DO IS YOU CAN’T OVERCOME A MOMENTUM WHICH
IS UNDERGOING — WHICH WE’RE UNDERGOING RIGHT NOW.
WE BUILT IN THE 80s, ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO, MID 80s, 3 TO 4
SUBMARINES A YEAR. THOSE 3 TO 4 SUBMARINES THAT WE
BUILD ARE NOTHING COME UP ON RETIREMENT AT THE RATE OF 3 TO 4
SUBMARINES A YEAR. OUR INDUSTRIAL BASE THAT BUILDS
SUBMARINES, THEIR SWEET SPOT IS TO BUILD BETWEEN 2 AND 2.5
SUBMARINES A YEAR. IF WE CONTINUE TO BUILD AT THAT
RATE, AND WE PRODUCE THOSE, WE’LL EVENTUALLY CATCH UP.
BUT WHAT WE CAN’T STOP IS A DIP, IF YOU WILL, IN THE SUBMARINE
FORCE STRUCTURE THAT’S GOING TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN ABOUT 2024
AND ABOUT 2034. SO YOU CAN’T OVERCOME THAT
MOMENTUM. REGARDLESS HOW MUCH MONEY YOU
HAVE. YOU CAN ONLY BUILD SUBMARINES AS
FAR AS THE INDUSTRIAL CAN DO IT. WE HAVE TO BUILD AT LEAST 2 A
YEAR, 2.5, TO GET TO THE POINT WE WILL RECOVER FROM THIS KIND
OF A SUBTLE DEGRADE AS SHE MENTIONED, UNTIL WE BUILD BACK
UP DO THE FORCE WE NEED. WHICH IS 45 TO 55 SUBMARINES.
>>ABSOLUTELY. ALL RIGHT.
SO BACK TO THE WEST COAST. THIS TIME VIA SKYPE.
EVERETT, WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD MORNING. I HAVE HEARD INFORMATION ABOUT
THE FEMALE BLUE UNIFORMS PUT OUT SOON.
MY QUESTION IS WHEN AND HOW WILL THOSE BE IMPLEMENTED TO ALL
HAND, AND HOW ABOUT EFFECTS OF PREGNANCY WILL EFFECT THE
UNIFORM.>>THE — SO RIGHT NOW, WITH THE
DRESSABLE UNIFORM FOR OUR E6 AND BELOW FOR OUR WOMEN, WE’RE
CONDUCTING A TEST. I BELIEVE THAT DESIS BEING
CONDUCTED DOWN IN HAMPTON ROADS AREA.
A SMALL TEST. WHEN WE CONCLUDE THAT TEST WE’LL
EXPAND IT, WE’LL TAKE WHAT WE LEARN FROM THAT AND WE’RE GOING
TO EXPAND THAT TEST AND ONCE WE HAVE ACOMPLETED BOTH THOSE
TESTS, WE’LL ASSESS THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED FORWARD.
WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS ENSURE THAT — WE WOULD RATHER
GET THIS RIGHT LATE THAN WRONG EARLY.
WE WANT TO BE SURE WE HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND DO SOMETHING
ELSE BECAUSE WE DIDN’T THINK THROUGH ALL THE CHALLENGES.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE BE MINDFUL OF IS THE MATERNITY
UNIFORM. MAKE SURE WE HAVE A UNIFORM THAT
FITS THOSE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS.
WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXACT DATE OF WHEN THAT UNIFORM WILL ROLL OUT
TO THE FLEET. AGAIN IT’S MORE IMPORTANT FOR US
TO GET THIS RIGHT THAN TO ASSIGN A DATE TO IT.
>>GOOD QUALITY FOOTWARE.>>UNIFORMS, ALWAYS A TOP TOPIC.
PRERECORDED TO GUAM.>>HELLO.
I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION.
FOR THOSE LOOKING DO STAY IN THE NAVY FOR 20 MORE YEARS, WHAT’S
YOUR ADVICE?>>WELL, SO THE QUESTION IS
PRERECORDED. BUT LET’S BE CLEAR.
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS GOING TO ASK ME.
[LAUGHTER] BUT I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU.
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I CALL THE FOUNDATION TO
SUCCESS. IT’S ABOUT THREE THINGS, ABOUT
DOING THESE THREE THINGS WITH EXCELLENCE.
NUMBER ONE, IT’S WORKING HARD. EVERY SINGLE DAY REGARDLESS OF
THE TASK THAT YOU’RE ASSIGNED. IT’S ABOUT DOING YOUR VERY BEST
EVERY TIME YOU’RE ASSIGNED A TASK.
NUMBER TWO, STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. YOU CAN WORK HARD, YOU CAN DO
THE RIGHT THING POR MANY, MANY YEARS.
YOU CAN GET IN TROUBLE ONE TIME AND YOU CAN COMPROMISE ALL THAT
HARD WORK. SO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE —
NUMBER THREE, I BELIEVE TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE
FOUNDATION TO SUCCESS PIECES THAT I TALK ABOUT IS BE A GOOD
AND DECENT PERSON. TO YOURSELF, TO YOUR FAMILY, AND
TO YOUR SHIPMATES. NEVER TO FORGET ALWAYS TREAT ONE
ANOTHER WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.
WORK HARD, STAY OUT OF TROUBLE, BE A GOOD AND DECENT PERSON.
SHIP MATE, YOU’RE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL 20 YEARS.
THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.>>BY THE WAY [INAUDIBLE]
>>WE SET YOU UP RIGHT THIS. BACK TO THE WEST COAST.
LEAVE SATELLITE FROM SAN DIEGO. GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD MORNING. FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK
YOU BOTH FOR THE VISIT OPOUR LAST DEPLOYMENT.
MY QUESTION IS FOR THE CNO. SIR, WITH THE NAVY CHANGING
BUDGET AND PERSONNEL NEEDS, DO YOU SEE AN INCREASE IN PROGRAMS
LIKE STATE 21 FOR THE GAFY TO DEVELOP THAT LEADERSHIP WITHIN
THE ENLISTED RANKS OF THE NAVY?>>I SEE AN INCREASE IN THAT
PROGRAM COMMENSURATE WITH A CHANGE IN — ON OUR PERSONNEL.
WE HAVE BEEN GROWING, FRANKLY, THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE IN THE
NAVY, THE OFFICER CORPS AS WELL AS ENLISTED TO WHERE WE ARE
TODAY, ABOUT 325. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY
IS SET UPON, IN OTHER WORDS, WE MAN EQUIPMENT.
WE BUY THE NUMBER OF SHIPS, EQUIPMENT, ALL THAT.
WE BUY WHAT WE NEED. AND THEN WE MAN THAT.
SO WE MAN EQUIPMENT. AGAIN IT’S REALLY COMMISERATE
WITH WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE NAVY.
SO STATE 21 RATIO WISE IS ABOUT RIGHT NOW.
I DON’T SEE A BIG CHANGE IN THAT.
FOLLOW, IF YOU WILL, THE STRUCTURE OF THE NAVY AND YOU
FOLLOW THE CHANGES IN THAT PROGRAM.
>>THANK YOU. MOVING ON TO THE FLEET, LET’S GO
TO A RERECORDED FROM JAPAN.>>MY QUESTION IS WILL THERE BE
ANY INCENTIVES FOR PEOPLE TO SCORE HIGHER IN THE PRT, AND
ALSO, WILL THE PRT RESULTS WEIGH MORE IN THE EVALUATION AND THE
EXAM IN THE NEAR FUTURE.>>GOOD QUESTION.
I ENJOYED MY VISIT OUT IN YOUR AREA IN THE SPRING.
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING UP THIS TOPIC, BECAUSE THERE IS SOME
INFORMATION FLOATING AROUND IN THE FLEET THAT’S TALKING A LOT
ABOUT CHANGES TO THE NAVY’S PRT PROGRAM.
WHAT I’D LIKE EVERYBODY TO KNOW IS THAT RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE GO
PLANNED CHANGES WITH OUR PRT PROGRAM IN ANY WAY.
DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE’RE NOT LOOKING AT HOW TO MAKE
IMPROVEMENTS. AND IT’S SOMETHING — THAT
SOMETHING MAY COME IN THE FUTURE.
WITH A WE’RE NOT DOING IS MAKING CHANGES TODAY.
WE’VE GOT SOME IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON.
THIS IS, OBVIOUSLY, AN IMPORTANT AREA.
BUT WE DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES THIS
PARTICULAR TIME. SO REST EASY.
WHAT’S IN THE INSTRUCTION WILL REMAIN IN THE INSTRUCTION FOR
THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. AND IF WE DECIDE THAT THERE IS
CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE, WE’LL VET THAT THROUGH THE FLEET
AND LEADERSHIP PROPERLY AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ADVANCED
NOTICE. SO YOU KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF
ANGST ABOUT THIS DISCUSSION THAT’S GOING ON OUT THERE WITH
CHANGES TO PRT. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT.
BUT THEY KEEP ASKING THE QUESTION.
>>I THINK THIS WILL GO ON FOREVER.
[LAUGHTER]>>AS LONG AS PEOPLE ARE
STUDYING.>>WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED,
WE HIT HALF THE GOOD BUTTON TOPICS.
I’M SURE WE HAVE GOT MORE. A LIVE SATELLITE LIVE FROM
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD AFTERNOON, SIR. GOOD AFTERNOON.
IN LIGHT OF THE END OF OUR RECENT 2014 DEPLOYMENT, SAILORS
ON THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN WERE WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE
OF THE RETRO ACTIVE BENEFITS THAT THE GEORGE H.W. BUSH IS
ENJOYING FOR THEIR EXTENDED DEPLOYMENT BEING TRANSFERRED TO
THE HARRY S. TRUMAN, IF WE’RE BEING CONSIDERED FOR THAT.
>>IF I COULD DO THAT, WE WOULD DO THAT.
WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ABILITY AS I MENTIONED, IN MY
OPENING, TO BE SURE THAT WE REGARD SEA DUTY APPROPRIATELY
AND ACCOMMODATE FOLKS ON LONGER DEPLOYMENTS.
GREATER THAN 7 MONTHS. REGRETTABLY UNTIL — WE HAVE TO
ONLY AWARD — ONLY AUTHORIZED TO AWARD THAT PERIOD FROM WHEN IT
COMES GOES EFFECT, JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO.
SO SORRY ABOUT THAT. BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD
LOVE TO DO IF WE COULD. IF WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY.
>>MOVING ALONG LET’S CHECK BACK IN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA STUDIO.
>>AMC2. SOCIAL MEDIA IS ON FIRE IN HERE.
WE HAVE QUESTIONS COMING IN LEFT AND RIGHT.
WE GOT ONE THAT CAME IN VIA TWITTER, I’M NOT EVEN GOING TO
PRONOUNCE THIS NAME. I DON’T WANT TO BUTCHER IT.
BUT HE WANTS TO KNOW — HE WANTS TO KNOW OUR CYBER WARRIORS TO
INFORMATION DOMINANCE.>>YES.
YES. CYBER– PEOPLE ARE WEAPONS IN
CYBER. CYBER IS ALIVE TODAY, ACTIVE
TODAY. IF WE GO OVER — WE HAVE NIAK
HERE. GOING TO HEAR FROM NIAK?
THESE PEOPLE ARE ANIMALS! [LAUGHTER]
TODAY, THERE IS A LOT OF ACTIVITY.
OUR NETWORKS — LET ME BE SIMPLE.
OUR NETWORKS ARE ANDY TACK. THEY ARE BEING PROBED EVERY DAY.
ALL OUR NETWORKS, OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL.
ARE BEING PROBED EVERY DAY, ATTEMPTED TO BE EXPLOITED AND TO
EXTRAPLET INFORMATION. FROM — BY HACKERS, BY NATIONAL.
AND THERE ARE PEOPLE, CYBERWARRIORS EVERY DAY OUT
THERE PROTECTING THOSE NETWORKS. THESE NETWORKS ARE COMBAT
SYSTEMS. THEY ARE THE MEANS TO COMMAND
AND TO CONTROL. THEY’RE THE MEANS TO DELIVER
INFORMATION. THEY ARE THE MEANS TO DELIVER
SENSOR INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER WEAPONS.
IF THEY ARE HACKED INTO, IF THEY’RE CONTAMINATED, IF THEY
ARE EXPLOITED, WE’RE IN TROUBLE. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO OUR
JOB. AS I LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, I AM
POSITIVE THAT HE OR SHE THAT CONTROLS INFORMATION WILL
CONTROL — WILL HAVE THE UPPER HAND IF NOT CONTROL THE OUTCOME
OF FUTURE CONFLICT. CYBERWARRIORS ARE — IF NOT THE
BATTLE SHIPS — REMEMBER, BATTLE SHIPS ARE REPLACED BY CARRIERS.
FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH THEY ARE TRULY A MAJOR, MAJOR PART OF OUR
NAVY AND OUR NAVY CAPABILITIES. OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE FOR THE
FUTURE.>>ALL RIGHT.
OUR NEXT QUESTION WE’VE GOT A CALLER FROM KUWAIT.
GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.>>GOOD AFTERNOON.
SIR, MY QUESTION PERTAINS TO THE STAFFER PROGRAM.
I KNOW WE MADE GREAT STRIDES OVER THE YEARS TO ADDRESS SEXUAL
HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. BUT DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING IN THE
WORKS TO BETTER INFORM OUR JUNIOR AND SENIOR OFFICER AND
ENLISTED ON THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND POSSIBLY A
TRAINING TEAM THAT WILL HELP TO BETTER ASSIST OUR SAILORS AND
MARINES IN UNDERSTANDING THE RULES?
>>WELL, FIRST, LET ME SAY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US TO BE
FAMILIAR WITH THE POLICIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN EXISTENCE.
ALSO, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT CNO AND I GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO
SIT IN ON MEETINGS AND BE PART OF DISCUSSIONS ON A REGULAR
BASIS WHERE WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING AT HOW TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
I’VE NEVER HEARD ANYBODY SAY WE’VE REACHED A POINT WHERE WE
BELIEVE WE’VE GOT IT RIGHT. WE’RE ALWAYS SAYING WHAT ELSE
CAN WE DO, HOW CAN WE DO IT BETTER?
ONE EXAMPLE IS THAT NEW TRAINING WHERE WE’RE DOING MORE PEER TO
PEER AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS.
I REMEMBER CNO, YOU AND I TALKING ABOUT THAT IN ONE OF THE
MEETINGS. WHAT ARE SAILORS INTERESTED IN,
HOW DO THEY WANT DUES THIS TRAINING.
TALKED ABOUT A SMALL GROUP. YOU TALKED WITH LEADERSHIP,
LEADERSHIP PROVIDED YOU PHONE CALL.
NOW HERE WE ARE DOING THE SMALL GROUP TRAINING.
EVERYBODY IS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS.
THE FLEET KNOWS BETTER THAN ANYBODY WHAT IT IS WE NEED TO DO
AND HOW TO GET THIS RIGHT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE US
WITH YOUR FEEDBACK AND UNDERSTAND AND BELIEVE AND KNOW
THAT WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE DO WORK ON THIS AS CNO TOLD ME MANY
DIMES IT’S THE CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME.
AND WE CAN NEVER STOP WORKING ON THIS.
WE WILL CONTINUE THAT FOR.>>I MEET WITH MY FOUR-STARS
ONCE A QUARTER VIRTUALLY. WE DO A VIDEO TELECONFERENCE.
HEAD LAWYER, CHIEF OF INFORMATION, AND FLEET FORCES
COMMANDIC, COMBAT FLEET. YOU GET MY POINT.
WE TALK ABOUT HOW ARE WE DOING? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO AT
HEADQUARTERS TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER, TO ENABLE OUR
LEADERS TO TEAL WITH THIS CHALLENGE BETTER?
IT’S AN UNCOMFORTABLE TOPIC. PEOPLE ARE NOT AS FREE TO TALK
ABOUT IT AS WE WOULD LIKE. WE DEPEND A LOT OF SURVEYS.
WE DEPEND A LOT ON FEEDBACK FROM REPRESENTATIVES, FROM TRAINING
TEAMS THAT GO INTO THE FLEET. FRANKLY SOME SAY I’M KIND OF —
WE’RE TALKING WAY TOO MUCH ABOUT IT.
WE’RE OVERWHELMING ME WITH ALL THIS.
I’M HAPPY TO DIAL BACK ANY KIND OF POLICY CHANGES, ANY KIND OF
OTHER TO AND FROM, BACK AND FORTH.
WHENEVER THINGS SORT OF PROCEED ALONG AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE
WE CAN DO. AS YOU SAID BEFORE, THE DYNAMICS SLOW DOWN AND NOW
WE JUST GET AFTER THIS THING IN A SLOW METHODICAL MANNER.
UNTIL THAT TIME, WE NEED TO BE LISTENING.
WE NEED TO BE WILLING AND READY TO HELP ENABLE THOSE WHO ARE
TRYING CASES. ADJUST INDICATING CASES.
TO ENABLE VICTIMS TO BE ABLE TO COME FORWARD, FEEL COMFORTABLE
AND TO TRAIN FOLKS OUT THERE TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
THE CHALLENGE.>>SO THE QUALITY OF THE EFFORT
MORE THAN THE QUANTITY OF THE EFFORT.
>>YES. ABSOLUTELY.
>>ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION, ONE WE COULD HAVE DONE THE ENTIRE
SHOW ON. WE’RE GOING TO HEAD BACK OUT TO
SAN DIEGO. GO AHEAD WITH YOUR QUESTION.
>>GOOD MORNING. I’M ON THE USS RUSSLE IN SAN
DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. MY QUESTION WAS FOR THE CHIEF OF
NAVAL OPERATIONS. WE UNDERSTAND [INDISCERNIBLE]
DOUBLED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS. THE NAVY HAS CONTINUED TO DOWN
SIZE. THAT PUTS A LOT OF STRESS ON
SAILORS, MAINTAINING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS AS WELL AS
FAMILY LIFE. WE’RE WONDERING WITH THE EVER
GROWING DIRE NEED TO DEFEND THE NATION HERE AT HOME AND THE
GLOBAL FRONT WHAT IS BEING DONE TO RECIPROCATE THOSE SACRIFICES
MADE BY THE SAILORS WHO ARE DOING THEIR DUTIES AND HAVING TO
WORK MORE HOURS, DOING WHAT IS MORE DEMANDING?
>>OKAY. I WOULD I — I NEED TO
UNDERSTAND THE FACTS AND FIGURES.
IT IS HIGHER THAN IT HAS BEEN. OUR UP TEMPO REPRESENTED BY
DEPLOYMENT LIFE AND DEPLOYMENT LENGTH, EXCUSE ME, AND TIME AWAY
FROM HOME HAS GROWN FROM HOME TEMPO, TIME HOME, FROM ABOUT 63,
64% DOWN TO 51, 52%. OUR RED LINE IS 50%.
WE WANT TO GET THAT BACK UP DO 63, 64, 67% DIME AT HOME IN A 36
MONTH — THAT’S OUR MEASURING. 36 MONTHS OF OPERATIONS.
THAT’S MAINTENANCE, THAT’S TRAINING, THAT’S PREPARATION FOR
DEPLOYMENT AND DEPLOYMENT. HOW MUCH TIME ARE YOU IN YOUR
HOME SHOULD BE — IN YOUR HOME PORT FOR SURE.
AND HOPEFULLY IN YOUR — AT HOME IN YOUR HOME OF RESIDENCE.
SO WE WANT TO INCREASE THAT. SO WE NEED TO STABILIZE THE
PROCESS. SO I MENTIONED THIS A LITTLE BIT
AS WE OPENED IT. MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME
FOR MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING. MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE
GOING TO GET TO THEIR UNIT GET TO THE UNIT, NOT RIGHT BEFORE
DEPLOYMENT, BUT IN TIME TO WORK THE TEAM UP SO THAT YOU CAN
CYCLE THROUGH AND GET YOUR SCHOOLS DONE.
AND THEN AS WE GET THROUGH THIS PERIOD WHERE WE HAD
SEQUESTRATION, UNSTABLE BUDGETS, THE WORLD ALWAYS GETS A VOTE.
WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO ACCOMODATE ALL THAT AND GET INTO THE LATE
16, 17 TIMEFRAME TO LAY THOSE DEPLOYMENTS IN WITH THIS NEAT
RESPONSE PLAN. TO GET A MORE PREDICTABLE
SCHEDULE. WE ARE LAYING THAT IN.
WE HAVE THE PEOPLE, NUMBERS RIGHT.
WE HAVE TO NOW DISTRIBUTE THEM AND REDUCE THE GAPS AT SEA.
THAT’S ON TRACK. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE GOT
ENOUGH MAINTENANCE CAPACITY IN THE SHIP YARDS PUBLIC AND
PRIVATE, NUCLEAR WORK AND PRIVATE WORK.
WE HAVE FUNDED THAT. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE OUR
TRAINING IS NOT DUPLICATIVE. WE’RE NOT DOING ONE INSPECTION
ON TOP OF ANOTHER SO YOU’RE NOT DOING PREDEPLOYMENT WILLY-NILLY
AND NEEDLESSLY. WE’RE ON TRACK TO DO THAT.
ALL THESE HAVE TO BE IN PLACE. BUT IN THE END, AS I MENTIONED
AT THE OPENING, SEA DUTY HAS TO BE THE CENTER OF GRAVITY AND
FOLKS HAVE TO BE COMPENSATED FOR IT.
THEY SHOULD BE PROMOTED FOR SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
AT SEA. YOU’VE WORKED WITH THAT, WITH
OUR PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS. WITH PROMOTIONS.
SEA PAY HAS REALLY BEEN INCREASED.
IF PEOPLE ARE BEYOND 7 MONTHS THEY SHOULD BE ACCOMMODATED.
THAT’S HARDSHIP DUTY PAY WHICH WE JUST PUT IN EFFECT.
>>I THINK HE MENTIONS WHAT WE’RE DOING FOR FAMILY AS WELL
AS SAILORS WITH THESE INCREASED THE EMPLOYMENTS.
DEPLOYMENT LENGTHS OF IMPLOMS. YOU’VE MENTIONED CNO A NUMBER OF
OCCASIONS THAT YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT RISK IN THE
AREAS OF FAMILY READINESS. THOSE SUPPORT PROGRAMS, GIVEN
THE BUDGET WE RECEIVED. YOU’VE ALWAYS PUSHED TO SUPPORT
THAT TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE POSSIBLE, TO MAKE SURE THAT THE
FAMILIES ARE TAKEN CARE OF AS WELL WHEN THEY’RE DEPLOYED.
>>NOT A LOT OF MONEY, YOU’RE RIGHT. NEXT QUESTION FROM
TENNESSEE. GO AHEAD.
>>GOOD MORNING. DENNIS WARD FROM MILLINGTEN,
TENNESSEE. I HAVE A QUESTION THAT GOES TO
THE CNO. IN RECENT YEARS OUR ALLIES AND
NATO AND EU HAVE BEEN CALLING DOWN DEFENSE — SCALING DOWN
DEFENSE SPENDING. THIS INCREASED RELIANCE ON U.S.
MILITARY MIGHT? CAN WE CONVINCE THEM TO BE MORE
SELF-RELIANT IN FUTURE CONFLICTS?
>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS — IF IT’S BEEN THIS REDUCED BUDGET,
WHICH IS FACTUAL. WITH OUR NATO ALLIES.
THE PURPOSEFUL TO SHIFT THE BURDEN OVER TO THE UNITED
STATES. BUT IT CERTAINLY THAT IS
OCCURRED THAT WAY. RECENTLY, THERE WAS A NATO
SUMMIT, AFTER THE RUSSIAN INCURSION INTO CRIMEA AND INTO
THE UKRAINE. THE NATO NATIONS CAME TOGETHER
AND HAD A SUMMIT. THEY HAD IT IN WALES IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM. OUT OF THAT WAS A COMMITMENT BY
THE NATO NATIONS TO UREST THE REDUCTION IN THEIR DEFENSE
BUDGET AROUND IN MANY CASES, TO INCREASE.
WE’LL SEE HOW THAT TRANSPIRES. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT OUR
NATION, THAT OUR PRESIDENT, THAT OUR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, ALL OF
IT, TRIED TO ENCOURAGE OUR NATO PARTNERS TO INCREASE THEIR
DEFENSE BUDGET TO STRENGTHEN THEM AND SHOW THE RESOLVE THAT
IS SO — SHOW THE RESOLVE, TO MAKE THE ATLANTIC TREATY
ORGANIZATION A STRONG AND GOOD DETERRENT FOR STABILITY.
>>OUR NEXT QUESTION FROM USS ARLINGTON.
GO AHEAD. GOOD AFTERNOON.
>>MY QUESTION IS, IS THERE ANY PLAN ON THE PART OF THE NAVY TO
HAVE AN EXPANDED PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TO COUNTERACT THE
EFFORTS OF ISIS IN IRAQ?>>NO, THERE IS NO PLAN RIGHT
NOW TO HAVE AN INCREASE IN PRESENCE.
THE DISTRIBUTION OF FORCES TODAY IS GOOD.
WE HAVE JUST OVER 100 SHIPS DEPLOYED.
ABOUT 30% OF THOSE, THAT IS ABOUT 30, 32, I THINK IS THE
NUMBER, ARE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THAT’S ABOUT RIGHT.
WE ARE WHERE IT MATTERS WHEN IT MATTERS.
WE HAVE THE REQUISITE FORCES BUT MORE IMPORTANT, CAPABILITIES TO
ANSWER THE CALL FOR THOSE CAPABILITIES THAT THE CENTRAL
COMMAND, COMMANDER SAYS IS NEEDED FOR THIS ISIS CAMPAIGN
THAT IS ONGOING.>>LET’S TAKE ANOTHER QUESTION
FROM OUR STUDIO AUDIENCE. GO AHEAD.
>>GOOD MORNING. MASTER CHIEF, THIS IS A QUESTION
FOR YOU. I UNDERSTAND THE FEMALE UNIFORMS
ARE CHANGING. IS THERE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE
MALE UNIFORM?>>WE DON’T HAVE ANY BIG CHANGES
IN STORE FOR THE UNIFORMS THAT ARE — OUR MALE SAILORS ARE
WEARING. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AS I’VE
MENTIONED THROUGHOUT THIS ALL HANDS CALL TO UNDERSTAND PAUSE
THERE IS NO CHANGES PLANNED DOESN’T BLOWN CHANGES WON’T
COME. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO
ALWAYS BE LOOKING AT HOW TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS.
THERE IS SOME WORK THAT’S TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW WITH THE FLAME
RESISTANCE COVER ALLS. WE’RE TRYING TO DETERMINE THE
BEST PRODUCT TO ROLL OUT WITH THAT PARTICULAR UNIFORM.
THERE IS MINOR CHANGES OCCURRING WITH THE JUMPER, THE DRESS BLUE
UNIFORMS. BUT I TAKE YOUR QUESTION MORE SO
AS A SIGNIFICANT UNIFORM CHANGE. NEW TYPES OF UNIFORMS.
AND THAT’S NOT OCCURRING. BUT WE’RE CERTAINLY LOOKING AT
WAYS TO MAKE THE UNIFORMS YOU’RE CURRENTLY IN BETTER TO WEAR.
WHEN I SAY BETTER TO WEAR, COMFORT AND BIT.
AND ENSURE IT PROVIDES YOU WITH A SAFETY THAT YOU DESERVE AND
FRANKLY THAT WE SHOULD BE PROVIDING YOU.
>>HEADED BACK TO NORFOLK FOR ANOTHER LIVE QUESTION.
GO AHEAD.>>GOOD MORNING.
MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS IN REGARDS TO CURRENT WORLD EVENTS
WHAT IS THE POSSIBILITY OF GOING TO A TWO CARRIER PRESENCE IN THE
CENTRAL COMMAND AOR?>>WELL, I DON’T THINK IT’S
LIKELY IN THE NEAR TERM. THE NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT THAT OUR
AIR WING, A CARRIER, ONE CARRIER PROVIDES HAS BEEN ADEQUATE TO
MEET ALL THE AIR SUPPORT THAT IS — THAT THE NAVY HAS
REQUESTED TO PROVIDE. I WOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF GOING
TO TWO CARRIERS. IN THE ARABIAN GULF.
THAT’S HARD ON OUR ABILITY TO SUSTAIN PRESENCE WORLDWIDE.
HOWEVER, WE’LL SEE WHAT PORTENDS OUT THIS.
BUT I DON’T SEE IT RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE A LOT OF — THE RIGHT
FORCES IN THEATER, A LOT OF CAPABILITY.
ESPECIALLY WITH ONE AIR WING FLORIDA.
FOR NOW, ONE CARRIER STRIKE GROUP.
>>ALL RIGHT. OUR NEXT QUESTION IS A CALLER
FROM USS MAKEN ISLAND. GO AHEAD.
>>GOOD AFTERNOON. OUR SHIP HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE
WITH THE WOMEN AT SEA PROGRAM. I FEEL THE WOMEN ON BOARD
INCLUDING MYSELF HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE PROGRAM IN SOME WAY.
I HAVE HOWEVER ASKED SEVERAL WOMEN IF THEY HAVE SEEN THIS
PROGRAM ACTIVE AT OTHER COMMANDS.
AND THE ANSWER IS USUALLY NO. WITH RETENTION RATES LOW FOR
WOMEN IN THE IN NAVY, THIS MAY BE ONE WAY TO BOOST THOSE
NUMBERS, ADVERTISING, AND AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGING
COMMAND TO MAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>IT’S A TERRIFIC PROGRAM.
I WAS NOT AWARE OF IT UNTIL ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO, AND IT’S A
TERRIFIC WAY — YOU HAVE DO HAVE A CRITICAL MASS.
ENOUGH WOMEN TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE, SUCH THAT THEY WILL
COME TOGETHER, THEY CAN COME TOGETHER.
THERE ARE ENOUGH OF THEM. PERIODICALLY, TALK ABOUT WHAT
THEY WANT TO DO, HOW TO INTERACT.
DEAL WITH UNIQUE ISSUES. YOU HAVE TO HAVE DECENT RANK
STRUCTURE, EXPERTS TELL ME, SO THAT YOU CAN DO NURTURING,
MENTORING, MAKE IT WORTHWHILE. HOWEVER, THE MAKIN ISLAND IS AN
EXAMPLE OF IT WORKING CORRECTLY. I’VE SEEN YOUR LOGO.
I’VE SEASON YOUR PROCESS. I’VE SEEN YOUR RESULTS.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT. IT SHOULD BE EXPORTED AND WE’RE
WORKING ON THAT, BUT AGAIN, SOME OF THOSE ATTRIBUTES THAT I SPEAK
TO THAT MAKE IT EFFECTIVE ARE NOT EASILY LAID ON A SMALLER
UNIT. IF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT PROBABLY
AN LPD KIND OF SIZE, THAT KIND OF SIZE CREW AND BETTER IT’S A
GOOD IDEA. HOW TO DEVELOP THAT TO A SMALLER
UNIT, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT. BUT THE CHARACTERISTICS AND THE
ENDEAVORS ARE DEFINITELY — THEY SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
>>I’D LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION WITH A QUESTION.
OR ANSWER A QUESTION WITH A QUESTION.
FOR OUR SHIP MATE ON THE MAKIN ISLAND IN TEN SECONDS OR LESS,
SINCE YOU HAVE — YOU’RE PART OF AN ACTIVE PROGRAM AND IT’S
WORKING WELL FOR YOUR SHIP, WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD
RECOMMEND TO OUR AUDIENCE DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME?
>>I WOULD RECOMMEND WOMEN DEFINITELY MEETING REGULARLY ON
BOARD MAKIN ISLAND, WE MEET REGULARLY AS A GROUP.
WE DISCUSS TOPICS THAT WE THINK THAT WOULD BENEFIT WOMEN.
AS SEA OR ON SHORE. I REALLY THINK JUST
ADVERTISEMENT, GETTING WOMEN INVOLVED IS WHERE IT STARTS.
SO YOU HAVE A PRODUCTIVE TEAM, WILLING TO DO THAT, I REALLY
THINK THAT’S WHERE IT STARTS.>>SO GET THE TEAM TOGETHER,
START A DISCUSSION, AND SEE WHERE THAT TAKES YOU.
>>AND GET COMMAND SUPPORT. IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING YOU’VE GOT
PRETTY TERRIFIC COMMAND SUPPORT? DOUSE THAT SOUND RIGHT.
>>VERY MUCH SO.>>SO LET YOUR CMC KNOW I’D LIKE
TO GIVE HIM A CALL AND GET SOME PEARLS FROM HIM.
>>I WILL DO THAT.>>THANK YOU.
>>GREAT CONVERSATION. LET’S SEE HOW THAT TRANSITIONS
INTO SOCIAL MEDIA. HOW IS IT GOING.
>>AWESOME. THAT WAS A GREAT QUESTION FOR
MAKIN ISLAND. I HAVE ONE 245 CAN ALMOST RELATE
TO IT. IT CAME FROM MANDY, AND SHE
WANTS TO KNOW WHY CAN’T WE START A PROGRAM FOR DUAL MILITARY
PARENTS WHO ARE NOT MARRIED FOR COLOCATION?
>>THAT’S ALMOST HARD DO — DUAL MILITARY — TWO PEOPLE TOGETHER
WITH A CHILD, NOT MARRIED WITH A CHILD.
>>[LAUGHTER] WITH A CHILD, WITHOUT A CHILD?
>>WITH A CHILD. WITH THE CHILD.
>>A COUPLE WITH A CHILD UNMARRIED.
>>A PROGRAM. SO WE HAVE THE CO-LOCATION
PROGRAM TO HELP THE THE SAILORS BETTER ASSIGN THEM TOGETHER FOR
DUTY. RIGHT NOW IF YOU’RE MARRIED AND
YOU SAY THAT, I’M — CAN MY SPOUSE — THE DETAILS WORK THAT
OUT. WE DON’T HAVE THAT FOR UNMARRIED
COUPLES.>>I GUESS WE TAKE THAT BACK AND
ASK.>>GOOD POINT, THANK YOU.
>>ALL RIGHT. IT IS THE PLAYOFFS.
WE STARTED WITH THE SOFT BALLS. THROWING SOME HEAT NOW.
OUR NEXT QUESTION IS FROM A NAVAL AVIATOR WHO HAS SEEN THE
WORLD FROM A VIEW MOST OF US HAVE JUST DREAMED ABOUT.
>>I MEAN YOU’RE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
ORBITING 260 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH.
MY 4th QUARTER FELT GREETINGS. AND TO ALL MY SHIPMATES
CURRENTLY DEPLOYED AROUND THE WORLD.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WANT TO WISH EVERY ONE WACK ON EARTH A
VERY HAPPY 239th BIRTHDAY OF OUR NAVY.
I CAN ASSURE YOU OUR PRIDE AND TRADITIONS ARE STRONG HERE IN
SPACE WHERE I’M CONDUCTING RESEARCH WITH MY CREW MATES,
INCLUDING FELLOW FIGHTER PILOT NAVY CAPTAIN PITCH WILL MORE.
OVER THE PAST 5 MONTHS I’VE HAD TIME TO REFLECT ON MY GOOD
FORTUNE. I’M GRATEFUL, MORE THAN EVER,
FOR MY EXPERIENCE IN THE NAVY AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO PREPARE
ME FOR THIS MOST UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY.
WE HAVE CONTINUED TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS, PAVED THE WAY FOR
GENERATIONS TO COME. I’M VERY HONORED AND PROUD TO BE PART OF
OUR UNIQUE NAVAL HERITAGE. I WILL CLOSE WITH A QUESTION.
AS THE NAVAL AVIATOR STATIONED FURTHEST FROM WHERE YOU’RE
LOCATED. WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR UNMANNED
AVIATION PLATFORMS AND HOW WILL THAT IMPACT NIGHT OFFICERS?
>>THE SIMPLIST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT, GO TO THE HIGHEST ALTITUDE
AND WORK OUR WAY DOWN. WE’RE BUILDING AND TESTING AN
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE CALLED THE TRITEN, WHICH HAS ABOUT
70-FOOT WING SPAN, FLIES VERY HIGH, 50,000 FEET.
BROAD, BROAD APERTURE OUT AND AROUND, LOOKING PREDOMINANTLY ON
THE OCEAN FRONT. SO IT’S A TUNE THAT LOOKS LIKE A
GLOBAL HAWK WHICH HAS BEEN OUT THERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS.
BUT IT HAS MORE CAPABILITY, CAN ANY HIGH, LOW, AND LOOKS BROADLY
OUT THERE WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT SENSORS.
THAT’S YOUR HIGHER ALTITUDE. WE HAVE TESTED OFF THE THEODORE
ROOSEVELT AND THE WALKER BUSH, UNMANNED, AERIAL VEHICLE LAUNCH
AND RECOVERY. SO IT’S A CARRIER LAUNCH.
SO IMAGINE, GO ANYWHERE 2349 WORLD AND LAUNCH THIS OUT THERE.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PERSON IN THERE, IF IT’S UNMANNED, THAT’S
A LOT OF WEIGHT SAVING. YOU CAN PUT SENSORS IN THERE.
SO WE’RE LOOKING AT THAT. LASTLY, WE HAVE OUT THERE TODAY
ROTARY WING UNMANNED, CALLED THE FIRE OUT.
WE HAVE TWO VERSIONS. ONE THAT GOES ABOUT 100, ONE
THAT GOES ABOUT 200 MILES. THOSE ARE IN PRODUCTION.
LASTLY, WE HAVE A SMALLER SCALE. CALLED THE SURFACE TACTILE
UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM. OUR NAVY SEALS USE IT.
>>RUNNING OUT OF TIME.>>PERFECT TIMING.
IF YOU HAVE COUPLE CLOSING REMARKS BEFORE WE GET TO THE
CELEBRATION.>>HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND THANK YOU
FOR MAKING YOUR NAVY THE GREATEST NAVY IN THE WORLD.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE WHERE IT MATTERS, WHEN.
AND WHAT MAKES IT ALL COME TOGETHER ARE FAMILIES, FRIENDS,
ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, AND OUR INDUSTRIAL BASES.
>>OTHER THAN REENLISTING EVERY ONE, THIS IS A SPECIAL CEREMONY.
BRINGING OUT THE CAKE. SOMETHING THAT WE ENJOY DOING
WITH THE NAVY. PERSONALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE
PARTS. IN ORDER TO MEET THE GREAT
GUESTS WE HAVE AND THE LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, THIS YEAR WE’RE
CUTTING THE CAKE, USING IT CUSTOMERLESS, THAT BELONGS TO
THE NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.
HAS A GOLD COVERED METAL HIT FORM DIAGNOSE SHAPE OF AN
EAGLE’S HEAD. HANDLE, IVY BONE WITH CARVED
DECORATIONS, AND BLADE DISPLAYS AN ANCHOR AND SHIP ON STORMY
SEAS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
ON BEHALF OF THE DEFENSE MODIA ACTIVITY, THANK YOU FOR
WATCHING.

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