Wednesday, July 14, 2021
U.S. Navy Admirals Change of Command
Navy

New Senate Report Says US Navy Puts Toxic Culture Over Seamanship

“China could never have dreamt up a way to do this much damage to the U.S. Navy,” U.S. Navy Pacific Command Staff by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A new US...

July 14, 2021
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Blog

This Is How Important Articles About The Maritime Industry Are Researched And Written

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today at 05:15 after waking up, after adjusting the heat, after donning a warm wool sweater, after grinding my favorite beans, after french pressing a pot,...

September 22, 2020
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Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Accidents

NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
Total Views: 424

Sunday, December 22, 2019
US Navy Integrated Bridge Navigation System
Interesting

Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang (ProPublica) Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February...

December 22, 2019
Total Views: 146

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Blog

Editorial: Admiral, I Am NOT Ready For War

“It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” -John F Kennedy by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As has been the case before every...

May 8, 2019
Total Views: 788

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Interesting

ProPublica: How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

This article is part of a series originally published by ProPublica titled "The Navy's Disaster in the Pacific: Death and Neglect in 7th Fleet", exploring the collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain.  

April 11, 2019
Total Views: 74

Monday, March 4, 2019
Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran.
Navy

Top US Navy Admiral Says “None Of The Promised Reforms Are Complete”

by Robert Faturechi and T. Christian Miller (ProPublica) Sen. Angus King wanted some straight answers. At a Feb. 12 hearing of a panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he...

March 4, 2019
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Navy

USS Fitzgerald: A Warship Doomed By Its Own Navy

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi (ProPublica) A little after 1:30 a.m. on June 17, 2017, Alexander Vaughan tumbled from his bunk onto the floor of his sleeping...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 61

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
uss fitzgerald
Accidents

U.S. Navy Releases Investigation Report on ‘Preventable’ USS Fitzgerald and USS John S McCain Collisions

The fatal collisions involving two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Seventh Fleet’s Area of Responsibility this year could have been prevented, the Navy said in a collision report released Wednesday....

November 1, 2017
Total Views: 302

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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News

Senator McCain Urges End to 100-Hour Work Weeks in Navy After Collisions

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled...

September 19, 2017
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
To Be or To Do
Blog

To Be Or To Do – A Naval Career In The Wake Of The USS Fitzgerald & McCain

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Memorialized in bronze by the United States Marine Corps and actively ignored by the general officers in his own service, Colonel John Boyd was a...

August 23, 2017
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Monday, August 21, 2017
USN Officers SUNY Maritime College - Choker Whites
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US Navy Loss Of The USS Guardian, 2 Patrol Boats, USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain. Why Does The List Keeps Going?

By CDR Joe Tenaglia, USN (Ret) – Four ships in four years – not to mention USS Antietam grounding and the USS Fitzgerald collision – apparently due to breakdowns in...

August 21, 2017
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