Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review Recommends More Training for Surface Warfare Officers

The U.S. Navy has released its strategic readiness review report that includes 26 recommendations the service branch should carry out to address readiness and capability shortfalls, reported Thursday.

The review published Thursday calls for the service branch to restructure career path and provide more training to surface warfare officers to help increase their experience aboard ships.

The 96-page report recommends potential amendments to the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 and calls for the Global Force Management to set the maximum peacetime force.

The Goldwater-Nichols Act requires U.S. combatant commanders to decide on requests for troops, while the Global Force Management works to streamline communications on asset availability between commanders and services.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer launched the 90-day review in response to ship collision incidents in the Pacific.

Gary Roughead, a retired admiral and former chief of naval operations, and Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, led the review, the report added.

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