In the USN case it was not neglect but a deliberate dumbing down of the USN by BHO cronies. Both Civilians and USN.... Re-fits delayed, money differed, political correct officers in charge when they should have been behind a desk or retired. Civilians not held accountable for deliberate delays on purchasing, construction, yard work etc..etc... The sailor at sea ..the rules of engagement might as well been handcuffs....witness our sailors captured by Iranians last January. Those days are over. Trust me..things are shaping up quite differently now! AMEN!!