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USFFC Commander Delivers Remarks at ASNE Virtual Fleet Maintenance, Modernization Symposium

by U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs and Outreach
18 September 2020

Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, delivers the keynote address during the American Society of Naval Engineers Virtual Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2020, Sept. 17, 2020.
Adm. Christopher W. Grady, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Delivers ASNE Keynote Address
Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, delivers the keynote address during the American Society of Naval Engineers Virtual Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2020, Sept. 17, 2020.
Adm. Christopher W. Grady, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Delivers ASNE Keynote Address
200917-N-DP001-0088 NORFOLK (Sep. 17, 2020) Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, delivers the keynote address during the American Society of Naval Engineers Virtual Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2020, Sept. 17, 2020. During his address, Grady discussed the importance of industrial base in revolutionizing Fleet readiness. USFFC trains, certifies, and provides combat-ready Navy forces to combatant commands that are capable of conducting prompt, sustained naval, joint and combined operations in support of U.S. national interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theodore Green/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Theodore
VIRIN: 200917-N-DP001-0088
 Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) delivered the keynote address and answered questions Sept. 17, 2020, at the 2020 American Society of Naval Engineers’ (ASNE) Virtual Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium.

Grady spoke about fleet readiness, including the vital importance of the industrial base, the Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP), and modernizing Sailor training and technical expertise.


“We can’t continue with business as usual. From Sailor to shipyard – we must stop talking and start doing things differently to get after our readiness imperative – and I believe that we are,” said Grady. “We have to dispense with the mentality where we build readiness just-in-time for the next deployment. We have to have that idea that every day is the last day of peace, and instead adopt the mindset where we constantly prepare ourselves for the unknown.”

His remarks can be found on the USFFC website at https://www.usff.navy.mil/Press-Room/Speeches/Article/2353064/asne-fleet-maintenance-and-modernization-symposium/

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