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Analysis: View of Navy’s New Strategic Vision

Breaking Defense asked  Bryan Clark , a retired Navy commander and former top aide to the previous Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert , for his views on the new CNO’s

strategic vision for the Navy

, “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority:” “The overarching theme I get from Adm. Richardson’s strategic ‘Design’ is the need for the Navy to become better able to adapt and change with the security, information, and maritime environment. Although we often talk about how the Navy is adaptable and flexible, in fact our methods for training sailors and preparing units to deploy are pretty rigid industrial-age processes. For the Navy to be able to keep up with a much more dynamic world, it will need to move from generating capabilities and forces for specific ‘point solution’ requirements and instead start enabling them to adapt to new threats and opportunities as they emerge.”

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