January 22, 2018 | Mark Paradies

Interesting Article in “Stars & Stripes” About Navy Court-Martials for COs Involved in Collisions

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The article starts with:

The Navy’s decision to pursue charges of negligent homicide against the former commanders of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain has little precedent, according to a Navy scholar who has extensively scrutinized cases of command failure.”

[Source of article no longer available online.]

The article implies that blame and shame is the normal process for COs whose ships are involved in accidents.

Isn’t it time for the US Navy to learn real advanced root cause analysis that can teach them to find and fix the causes of problems at cause collisions at sea?

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