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SURFACE WARFARE: THE COMPETITIVE EDGE


COMMANDER’S FORWARD


The novelty of the return of strategic competition has ended, and the term has become familiar to a new generation of Americans. We face potential adversaries endeavoring to undermine the current rules-based international order. Our civilian leadership recognizes this competition, and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) places readiness to compete, deter, and win at the center of his leadership approach.


The Surface Navy has responded. We are producing more ready ships available for tasking. Our ships are more lethal and better networked. Manning is slowly improving and our crews are trained for the missions they face. Issues remain in sparing and depot maintenance, but trends are improving. The Force’s modernization and recapitalization plan is poised to meet the demands of a globally postured Navy facing determined rivals. Our results are encouraging and our pride in the Force remains high.



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