Tightening the Belt in Lean Years

Tanalega, John F.
November 2011
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2011, Vol. 137 Issue 11, p77
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the shrinking budget of the U.S. Navy. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is an example of machinery used to lower long-term costs. The LCS program illustrates that future surface-warfare officers need to prepare to lead sailors who are burdened with even more duties and assignments. Now, the Navy is realizing that training 75 sailors to use the modules, is nearly impossible.


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