31 Oct '17, 8pm

日本に基地を置く米海軍第7艦隊の現実。 忙しすぎ、人手不足、資金不足、やる気の低下・・・

日本に基地を置く米海軍第7艦隊の現実。 忙しすぎ、人手不足、資金不足、やる気の低下・・・

Crews aboard the forward-deployed surface ships of 7th Fleet in the Western Pacific — where a spate of collisions and groundings recently occurred — labor under the legacy of Navy-wide manning issues but also their own dilemmas of personnel churn due to shorter tour lengths, unsustainably high operational tempo and delayed training. “The morale in 7th Fleet has gone down, based on command surveys over the last few years, and it’s gone down noticeably,” said Bryan Clark, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in Washington and a former strategic planner for the Navy. “That’s a function, in large part, of the high op-tempo,” he said. Japan-based 7th Fleet ships had such aggressive deployment timetables that they did not have dedicated training periods, as ships based on the U.S. mainland have, a 2015 Government Accountability Office report fo...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/7th-fleet-in-pacific-has-its...

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