Our intelligence community, trained in maritime skill
sets, is predominantly in the desert. We have to understand the future demand signal in the intelligence community [and] adapt the community itself to that demand.
Our EOD community has a counter-IED requirement of today. As we look at the future of the EOD
force, we will have to adapt to a future demand signal
which has a counter-IED aspect to it.
What are the highest priority things you would
like to change or enhance?
GREENERT: I would like more ISR [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] capability and capacity.
The P-3C shortage really is detrimental to ISR, blue-water ASW and surface surveillance. We need to get
the P- 8 Poseidon to the fleet as soon as possible.
Second: Bringing in the Littoral Combat Ship and
having the capacity and capability to do blue- and
green-water ASW from the cueing, fixed systems,
deployable systems, unmanned systems, and to have
persistent platforms for stealth for surface and subsur-face for that challenge.
Third: To have the right capability and capacity to
conduct cyberspace warfare, information warfare, computer network operations, computer network attack,
computer network defense and, thus, security of the
networks inherent in that.
Lastly: Improving our theater ballistic-missile defense
capability and our capacity to deal with the extrapolated
threat, getting those ships out to the theaters where they
need to be in the Pacific Command, the Central Command and, to a certain extent, the European Command.
Anything else you would like to tell to our
GREENERT: As I’ve observed this millennial generation
of our Sailors and Marines who are selflessly serving
today, I am constantly amazed at their willingness to sacrifice, to innovate and to perform under very hard and
evolving circumstances. These folks are very much willing to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
If any of the readers see an IA or someone who is going
to deploy, pat them on the back and say thanks for the
work that they do. It really keeps them going. ■