In Conclusion

  • Our national fleet size today is nearly what it was in 1916.
  • A strong national fleet of at least 308 is imperative to national security and secure trade.
  • Building and maintaining a fleet of this size requires the support of Congress, especially members of the four Congressional Defense Committees.
  • Congress must pass regular budgets in a timely fashion. Continuing resolutions, sequestration, and delayed budgets hurt our Navy!