Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, told a group of military officers Monday that the Navy and Marine Corps must adopt innovation strategies in a time of budget uncertainty, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday.
Nick Simeone writes that Fox made the statement during a speech at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
“Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we’re counting more than ever on your leadership and innovation to solve problems and meet new and often unfamiliar challenges to our nation’s security,” Fox told her audience.
She recommended branch leaders should use experiences in the battlefield when forming vigilance strategies, according to Simeone’s article.
APFS reports that Fox also encouraged naval staff to explore creative methods to deploy ships for longer periods of time.
“We need to make the financial and intellectual investments in technology and modernization programs now… before we no longer have the massive technological advantages we’ve enjoyed over the past 60 years.”
Fox also encouraged naval staff to explore creative methods to deploy ships for longer periods of time.