SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Deputy Commander, Ship Maintenance and Modernization, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 21), visited Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) the week of June 24.
“It is my priority, during my first 90 days as CNRMC and SEA 21, to visit all of the activities in the organization,” said Anderson. “It was great to be at SWRMC in my official capacity to see the immense amount of support this Command provides the Fleet and get to know the Sailors and civilians working hard to ensure our nation has ships ready to support the Navy’s mission.”
During his visit, Anderson toured SWRMC’s Production Shops and facilities to meet the Force behind the Fleet. The tour included stops at Corrosion Control, Life Raft, Ready Service Lockers, Flexible Hose, Diesel Engine, Welding, Rigging Weight Test and Gas Turbine shops. Additionally, he visited the Mobile Innovation Center , where Anderson talked with the Sailors and civilians who design and produce 3D printed parts for the ships on the waterfront, and the Calibration Lab at Naval Air Station North Island.
Anderson also awarded certificates to Sailors who recently completed the Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) program. NAMTS was established by the Chief of Naval Operations to improve battle group organic maintenance capability and material self-sufficiency by providing Navy Enlisted Classification training and qualifications to Sailors.
In addition to touring SWRMC facilities, Anderson held meetings with all levels of SWRMC leadership, both Sailors and civilians, to share his guiding principles and expectations.
“Maintenance and modernization of our Fleet is a complex business – from the diversity of platforms to associated priorities we need to address,” said Anderson. “As leaders in the maintenance community, successfully meeting our mission is critical to our Navy and our Nation’s defense. We must take pride in delivering ships to the Fleet and supporting the warfighter.”
Anderson assumed command of CNRMC and SEA 21 on May 31. SEA 21 is the dedicated life cycle management organization for the Navy's in-service surface ships and is responsible for managing critical modernization, maintenance, 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.
SWRMC is meeting its mission to provide superior ship maintenance, modernization, technical support, and training for the Pacific Fleet.
For more news from Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, visit www.navy.mil/local/swrmc/.