Over the period of 1992-93, CNO Kelso conducted a major reorganization of the OPNAV
staff structure in response to the Goldwater-Nichols Act provisions; it was conceptualized and implemented by Vice Admiral Bill Owens, one of the members of the first SSG.
The models support OPNAV
in the areas of warfighting, manpower, and fleet readiness.
Because COD crews usually don't wear oxygen masks during normal operations below FL250, I forgot about the OPNAV
According to his Naples supervisor, the E-4 was "in shock" when he read the part of the OpNav
instruction--in italics--that says what he was doing is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The primary mission will be to act as the liaison officer between Navy Secretariat, OPNAV
, and MPT&E Enterprise and Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk contracting office.
"Sponsors for a Future Surface Combatant Workshop would include recently hired NSWCDD engineers and technologists, mid-term engineers and innovators, and OPNAV
N96 invited surface warfare officers.
The next step is for the safety officer to track the deficiency to completion (OPNAV
5100.19E paragraphs A0307 and A0404 provide guidance).
But as the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) authors Peter Swartz and Michael Markowitz clearly highlight, reorganization has been the near-normal state for the Navy Staff (OPNAV
) over the past several decades.
Requests to stand up a DANTES testing site will be forwarded to OPNAV
N15 via the immediate superior in charge.
To remain in compliance with OpNav
3710, "Existing and forecast weather must be such as to permit VFR operations for the entire duration of the flight." The crews wait it out once again, hoping the tempo line will lift, so they can complete their mission.
In his fiscal year 2006 Global War On Terror Implementation Guidance Memorandum (July 2005), the chief of naval operations (CNO) directed OPNAV
[Operational Navy] N6/N7 Warfare Requirements and Programs, in coordination with Fleet Forces Command and OPNAV
N8 Warfare Assessments, to develop a plan to procure and install AIS systems for all surface ships by the end of fiscal 2006.
A Hornet squadron had developed a pervasive "hack it or pack it" mentality that had split the command pilots into two camps: those who were willing to risk breaking the rules and claim "no harm, no foul," and those who stuck to the guidelines delineated in NATOPS, OPNAV
3710, the squadron SOP, etc.