OOD Competency Checks: Obtaining a Fix on Fleet Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling

By Capt. Scott Robertson Commanding officer, Surface Warfare Officers School Command In the wake of the 2017 fatal collisions involving USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), now is the time to assess surface warfare officers’ individual training and certifications to ensure we have it right, adjust as necessary and identify …

OOD Competency Checks: Obtaining a Fix on Fleet Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling

By Capt. Scott Robertson Commanding officer, Surface Warfare Officers School Command In the wake of the 2017 fatal collisions involving USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), now is the time to assess surface warfare officers’ individual training and certifications to ensure we have it right, adjust as necessary and identify …

CNO Briefs Collisions and Comprehensive Review of Surface Force Incidents

Today (Nov. 2) at 1 p.m. EDT, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is scheduled to hold a briefing on the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collisions, as well as the Comprehensive Review of Surface Force Incidents.  The review was conducted by Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces …

Special Report: USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Follow this page for the latest. USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision U.S.-Japan SAR Efforts Continue for 7 Missing Fitzgerald Sailors USS Fitzgerald Returns to …

Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tadjoura

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for …

Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tadjoura

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for …

Your Navy Operating Forward – Polaris Point, Philippine Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for …