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From USNI News: Gilday Acknowledges Ship Maintenance Challenges, Vows to Study Barriers to Readiness


By: Megan Eckstein
July 31, 2019 4:58 PM

July 31 (USNI News) — CAPITOL HILL – Vice Adm. Michael Gilday says he’s ready to get smart on ship maintenance and tackle the Navy’s ongoing readiness challenges if confirmed as the next chief of naval operations.

Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee today in his confirmation hearing, Gilday vowed to take a hard look at maintenance – from ship crews identifying what needs to be repaired on their ships, to the engineers who craft the plans for maintenance availabilities, to the public and private yards responsible for ensuring the right parts and people are on hand for efficient maintenance periods – and report back to the committee in a matter of months on how to proceed.

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