February 9, 2017
CRANE, Ind. – Vice Adm. Thomas Moore toured Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to learn more about the cutting-edge engineering and technical work performed at the world’s third largest naval installation.
Moore received briefings about NSWC Crane’s three mission focus areas, Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions, and Electronic Warfare. He also toured the Rapid Innovation Prototype Lab (RIPL) and saw firsthand how Crane fields and puts solutions into the warfighter’s hands faster than ever before.
“I had heard all these great things about Crane and what I was going to see when I got out here, but I have to tell you, I’m really blown away by the work that you’re doing here,” Moore said.
Moore hosted a town hall during his visit about his Campaign Plan to “Expand the Advantage”, which was also live streamed to the entire workforce. When he finished his address, Moore took the time to answer questions from those in attendance.
“The word ‘expand’ implies you’re already doing a great job,” Moore said. “This isn’t about, ‘Hey, we need to do better.’ I want to expand on the great work we’re already doing today. It’s about winning. I expect to win them all – that’s what we do. We’re looking for winners.”
Moore used the recent Super Bowl winning New England Patriots to further explain what it means to “Expand the Advantage”.
“When Tom Brady was sitting out the first four games this year, I guarantee you that Bill Belichick didn’t pull his team together and say, ‘We’re just going to have to hold on and do the best we can for the next four games and when we get our superstar back, then we’ll start winning.’ I guarantee you they did not say that,” Moore said. “I guarantee you Belichick said, ‘We’re going to win all these games.’ I guarantee you when they were down 28-3 in the Super Bowl, he didn’t say, ‘Hey, let’s try to make it close.’
“My point is, we have to go into everything we do expecting to win. It’s as simple as that.”
Moore became the 44th commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on June 10, 2016. As NAVSEA commander, he oversees a global workforce of more than 73,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of the Navy’s ships, submarines and systems.
NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of NAVSEA with focus areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability, all which provide a decisive advantage for our Warfighters.