U.S. Submarine Fleet Size Reduced by Maintenance Backlog

Commander states still able to meet operational commitments.

Rear Admiral Jeffrey Jablon, commander of the submarine force in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that maintenance backlogs have reduced the U.S. Navy attack submarine inventory. The fleet is down three subs since the fall of 2021 due to decommissioning and delays in submarine construction.

Rear Admiral Jablon stated that, even with the reduced force, “We meet all our operational commitments. We’re able to ensure that our ships are combat ready when they deploy. We meet the requirements of our combatant commanders that are placed upon us.” He admitted that the situation “results in less ability to do tactical development at sea.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the rear admiral as he commands the Pacific Fleet submarine force.
  • For U.S. Navy officials and leaders as they endeavor to stay battle-ready during construction shortages and supply chain delays.
  • For Secretary Del Toro as he heads the U.S. Navy branch of the military.

Sources: DefenseNews, Yahoo News


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