Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) senior leadership visited USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sept. 23 as part of the Boots on the Ground/ Deck (BoG/D) program.
Those in attendance included Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. David Buss; Commander, Naval Air Systems Command Vice Adm. David Dunaway; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Rear Adm. David Pimpo; Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers Rear Adm. Paul Sohl; and Assistant Deputy Commandant of Marine Aviation Russell Howard.
The visits from NAE encompass multiple military installations. They focus on the challenges that installations overcame in order to improve command and naval aviation efficiency.
Reagan’s crew successfully improved efficiency in multiple problem areas thanks to the CPI program. The program trains Sailors to look at their job processes and find ways to decrease lost time and wasted efficiency.
Reagan recently improved the process of shipboard hazardous material (HAZMAT) issue and receipt.
Historically, HAZMAT issue was a one- to two-hour process that negatively impacted man hours and operational effectiveness.
A rapid improvement event, or RIE, on the ship’s HAZMAT issue found a way to decrease customer wait time, freeing Sailors up to focus their time and energy on required aircraft maintenance.
Reagan is currently undergoing a Planned Incremental Availability period in preparation for its homeport change to Yokusuka, Japan. The ship’s leadership is also using this time to conduct a major overhaul on various aviation practices, thereby improving time and resources spent on common processes.
Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: US Navy