Commandant asks Surface Navy Association for Help

Thursday, Jan. 12, Admiral Papp addressed the Surface Navy Association and asked for their help in educating the Congress and the Administration regarding the need to complete the current ship acquisition plans.

Two things come to mind, first, good to see the Commandant on the stump trying to sell the program, and second, the Navy has not been helpful so far.

Why hasn’t the Navy helped in this regard?

  • Is it negligence?
  • Are they afraid money will be diverted from the Navy to the CG?
  • Do they feel the Coast Guard’s large ships are no longer naval assets, so why bother?