Last week, I visited the USS OAK HILL (LSD-51) after I received an invitation to experience a “day in the life of a JO” and get a true deckplate perspective on the administrative programs we currently use on our ships and the impact these programs have on our LPOs, LCPOs, DIV (O)s, and DHs. During my time on USS OAK HILL, the crew candidly presented the goods, bads, and others on the following programs:
Relational Administrative Data Management (R-ADM)
Electronic Shift Operations Management System (eSOMS)
Transaction On-line Processing System (TOPS)
Training / Operational Information Services (TORIS)
Training Figure of Merit (TFOM)
Casualty Reporting System (CASREP)
Defense Readiness Reporting System – Navy (DRRS-N)
Organizational Maintenance Management System - Next Generation (OMMS-NG)
To the crew of USS OAK HILL – thanks very much for providing me an extremely informative visit. I really enjoyed my time with you and I’m very grateful for your candor and straight-forward feedback on the administrative tools required to operate a warship today. I very much look forward to a follow-on visit in the future.
Understanding that my visit to USS OAK HILL provided only one data point; I will also be visiting an aircraft squadron, submarine, and NECC unit in the near future to continue to build my situational awareness on what it takes to get the job done in our Navy at the deckplate level – if you want me to visit your unit, have your CO send me an invitation.
For the rest of the team, I would like to hear your perspective regarding these particular administrative and maintenance programs and any other tools you use in the course of your daily routine. All the best, JCHjr.