I have been involved in politics, the government and the U.S. Navy for years. I serve as AUSN’s Director of Communications and Government Relations. I am a regular on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon, constantly monitoring the movement and developments of key legislation affecting our membership. I am also Editor-in-Chief of AUSN’s Navy magazine and the weekly Legislative SITREP email, keeping members apprised of AUSN’s activities.

Pentagon Watchdog: Crews on Destroyers Have ‘Training Deficiencies’

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has released a report asserting that crews on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers have “training deficiencies” during maintenance and deployment. The IG report covers 12 destroyers between 2013 and 2018, and specifically examined the optimized fleet response plan (OFRP), which aims to make sure crews are properly trained. “Navy…