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By Team Ships Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Surface Team One (ST1) hosted their Maintenance and Modernization Performance Review (MMPR) the week of 23 Sept. at Naval Station Everett in the continued effort to enhance readiness generation of the surface fleet.
The meeting is held biannually and brings together maintenance professionals from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Regional Maintenance Centers, Logistics Commands, and the Fleet and TYCOM to discuss the performance and initiatives underway to continually improve the planning and execution of surface ship depot maintenance availabilities.
“The MMPR brings together the critical stakeholders that allow us to better execute ship depot maintenance to the fleet,” said Capt. Steve Murray, Surface Ship Readiness and Sustainment Program Manager and ST1 co-chair. “Rear Adm. Anderson chaired our review and emphasized the importance of leveraging our collective talent to improve surface ship readiness and lethality.”
During the course of the weeklong review, project teams and port engineers presented on specific ship availabilities, and the planning and execution attributes that contributed to their overall performance. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center project team highlighted the communication process used across the contractor, subcontractors, SWRMC Intermediate-level maintainers, and Ships’ Force that contributed to the on-time delivery of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) earlier this year.
ST1 members were also educated on the Execution Knowledge Sharing Network (KSN), which aims to improve availability performance by instituting schedule model reviews that holistically evaluate work packages and integrated production schedules prior to the start of an availability. The ST1 team will begin to incorporate these reviews as a best practice for all future availabilities.
As NAVSEA’s deputy commander for ship maintenance and modernization, SEA 21 is the dedicated life cycle management organization for the Navy's in-service surface ships and is responsible for managing critical maintenance, modernization, training and inactivation programs.
CNRMC is a NAVSEA field activity and oversees the operations of Regional Maintenance Centers in their execution of surface ship maintenance and modernization.