AUSN

SUMMER 2018

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23 Association of the United States Navy "ADM Moran, and everyone, are working very hard to prevent this from ever happening again. We take very seriously the loss of our brethren and are doing everything we can … to make the most of these reports, which provide a very good introspective look at the Navy and where we are, and to make meaningful change," Reinhardt said. As soon as CDR Victor Sheldon learned of the details and contributing factors to the collisions, he took it upon himself to conduct training with each member of his command. As skipper of the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, Sheldon wanted to work with his crew to ensure there would be no such incidents on their ship. e stand-down confirmed what Sheldon already knew. "Our crew was receptive to the training, committed to each other, and to following senior leadership's standing orders. We immediately reviewed all underway watch bills, to ensure proper qualifications," Sheldon, who now works for Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP) in San Diego, said in written responses to questions. Under Sheldon's supervision, they placed greater emphasis on their rules-of-the-road examinations and remediation plans, while continuing to use the Navi- gation Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST) simulator to practice contact-management scenarios. "As part of the training, I emphasized how important each Sailor was to the watch team," Sheldon said, "and that every watch team member had the responsibility to speak up and prevent unsafe situations from developing." To make sure that every watch stander had the chance to get enough sleep, Sheldon and his crew adapted schedules based on circadian rhythms. Sailors were easily able to adjust their body clocks, because they essentially stood watch at the same time every day. Ship-wide drills and other events that disrupted sleep Continued on page 27

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