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US Navy establishes readiness council to address collision-report concerns

06 February 2018

The US Navy (USN) has established the Readiness Reform and Oversight Council (RROC), expanding the role of the initial oversight board stood up to oversee change after the collision reviews.

The new council will manage and ensure the implementation of Strategic Readiness Review and Comprehensive Review of Surface Force Incidents recommendations, among others, the USN said in a 1 January statement.

The council was established to "provide continuity to see reforms and recommendations through to effective completion, and … guard against similar future trends and challenges that adversely impact” USN readiness, according to its founding charter.

Co-chaired by Thomas Modly, USN undersecretary, and Admiral William Moran, vice chief of naval operations, the council will serve as the senior USN integration, advisory, and oversight body for readiness reform.

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