How the Navy got to be 6,000 sailors short at sea
from Navy Times
It's no secret that the Navy has 6,200 billets in deploying sea duty commands that aren't filled. What most don't know is how the Navy got here, why it happened and when it will be fixed. But Adm. Christopher Grady, who helms Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, knows it's not a problem that can be instantly fixed because his Navy is faced with two simultaneous challenges — staffing a growing Navy while trying to plug holes in a fleet that routinely deploys overseas.
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