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Capt. Kyle Luksovsky
“These are great days we’re living in bros,” is a line I often misuse from the movie, Full Metal Jacket, which I finally got to watch after I qualified for my dolphins aboard USS Honolulu (SSN 718).
Truth be told, these are great days we are serving in, and they always have been, and always will be … if you consider “great” to mean “challenging” as I do. Every one of us has spent our careers rising to meet the challenges of supporting the platforms and communities we serve in and for, most recently in a wartime environment. We, as a team, have performed brilliantly.
Now, as our nation moves forward in support of new strategies and concepts like sequestration and furloughs, these will be challenges and part of our daily dialogue, and will require us to continue being very skilled and professional in our support. We are still tasked with being “Ready for Sea” at all levels, and for all communities.
As you will soon see, we focus on the Submarine Force and what the Supply Corps does to keep our boat Chops -- both men and women -- mission ready no matter where they serve. Each article presents a different slice of submarine support and is intended to educate, entertain and maybe even entice you to become a submariner, or join the community in one of our many afloat or ashore duty roles.
These are indeed great days we are living in, and given the logistics professionals we have watching over us, it is great to serve as a submariner!
By Capt. Kyle Luksovsky, SC, USN, Director for Supply and Financial Management, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet