Navy Orders More Maintenance To Ensure Machinery Stays Properly Broken
SAN DIEGO — The Navy’s top maintenance officer claims sailors have to work harder to keep their equipment broken.
“I’ve done my best to ensure sailors receive no training on maintenance they have to do," Adm. Dwayne Rodney said earlier today. “Now they need to spend more time maintaining their equipment without knowing how, so it breaks. Then we’ll hire contractors to fix it. This is the most cost effective way to keep our fleet limping along in a state of semi-readiness.”
Speaking to reporters, Rodney said he was proud to see his policies in action during a recent visit to the USS Decatur.
“I watched a pair of sailors do some preventive maintenance on electrical equipment," Rodney said. "First they turned it on to see if it worked, which it did. Next, they took it apart to wipe out some dust. After they put it back together it didn’t work, as God intended. Unfortunately, they were being unsafe while working with hazardous materials. They used a tube of grease and didn’t have the address…
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