Navy lacks means to evaluate success of revamped ship-driving training, GAO report finds
Senior Navy officials told a government watchdog agency it could take 16 years or more to know if recent training reforms will lead to greater ship-driving proficiency across the surface fleet.
That is not, however, an acceptable timeline for assessing success, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday.
The report recommends the Navy take a series of steps to fully assess in the near term whether changes in training are effective and that as a result ships are being operated more safely at sea.
The Navy has instituted numerous changes for surface warfare officer ship-driving training in the wake of two deadly crashes in 2017.
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