Yes - I said it.
Who writes stuff like this?
... it is apparent to me that we were not doing our jobs with a focus on the end user, our Sailors. In these instances, the desire/need to deliver the program or system became paramount; we did not adhere to our acquisition standards and failed to deliver whole programs built on foundations of technical excellence. Then we accepted these flawed programs into the Fleet without regard to the impact on our Sailors.That ain't me - that is Admiral Harvey.
we have entered a period in which the resources we have now and can expect in the future will no longer support the behaviors of the past. The likelihood of decreasing budgets and increasing demand for Naval forces leave us with no margin for delivering poorly designed, poorly delivered or unnecessarily burdensome programs to the Fleet.
Yep, if he knows it or not - Admiral Harvey has just joined the antitranformationalist underground.
Admiral, you now have a reserved The Boggs Collective Greenwood Rocker on the front porch over at my homeblog. We'll put you between AR and Sid. As you are used to having a good JAG handy, AR will keep you comfortable - and she's a sharp professional, you'll like her.
Don't mind Sid though - he'll grow on you - and feel free to ignore Byron request that you pour his beer in to pint glasses - he's just hazing you.
More detail over at USNIBlog.
Oh, and Admiral ... sorry - but new guy on the front porch has to fetch drinks first day. House rules. Make sure you make MaryR's Gimlets with actual, fresh squeezed lime juice (you can find them behind the case of Moonpies under the sink) and quality gin; give her the Roses lime juice and vodka Gimlets just makes her fussier than usual.