Behold some low-lights from the
To identify the skills needed to operate the ship, Human Capital Objects (HCO), a detailed description that identifies all work, including watches and collateral duties.Ungh. Really, the first time? No one ever thought of manning a ship based on what skills were needed to fight (notice I didn’t say operate. You operate a sewing machine. You fight a ship.) a U.S. Navy ship? Whoever came up with this idea must make Admirals Nelson, Nimtz, Halsey, and Zumwalt seem like a brain damaged ABH (not that there is anything wrong with a non-brain damaged ABH).
LCSis the first ship on which manning and training requirements were determined based on the development of HCOs, leveraging the significant work accomplished in Job/Task Analysis and skills-based assessment,” said CSCS Commanding Officer CAPT Rick Easton.
Ungh, again. Not to give my “alter-ego real-self” away, but I was close to the birth of the “
Oh wait, it gets worse.
“Today you have a billet on a ship that’s ascribed to an engineman 2nd class. That means you have a stovepipe you can only put an enginemen in that billet who does enginemen type work based on occupational standards and things of that nature,” explained CNE 5-Vector Model Manager Roy Hoyt. “When you want to build a hybrid Sailor, what you’re doing now is mixing and matching the flavor of work contained within that billet that becomes your HCO.”Roy is really into job security. Hybrid Sailor. Did I just read that? Like that is anything new. Almost every Sailor I have served with has been a “Hybrid Sailor.” There is a lot of good in the 5VM, but they are saddling it with such BS, Navy FITREP speak and hyperbole that outside their self-licking-ice-cream-cone world – they are loosing every enlisted person below Senior Chief and every officer below CDR.
As a result, some of the LCS work requirements such as some scheduled maintenance and repairs are being moved ashore. Regardless of rating, the added skills will be reflected in the Sailor’s 5-Vector Model.
“Sailors on this Littoral Combat Ship are going to attain various certifications, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities that will be resident on their 5-Vector Model, so that in the future when they want to move to another HCO that is created, they can compare their resume against that position and in many cases may fit better than their contemporaries,” he said.
Don’t even get me started, again, with the term Littoral Combat Ship (AKA Frigate or Corvette). Like these beltway bandits are the first Navy types in history to want to fight in shallow water close to shore. Everyone is saddling this program with their pet projects, and you know what I do not see a focus on in the public press WRT the new Corvette (AKA LCS)? Warfighting. Counterfire on the
That is what we need to read more about. Keep going like we are folks, and we are going to wind up like the Royal Navy, more
This reminds me so much of a bunch of teenagers who think they are the first ones to discover sex.