sailors, including changes to current law. i am deeply concerned by mr. pendleton's written testimony, which indicates 37%, that is over one third, of the training certifications for u.s. navy cruisers and destroyers based in june.were expired as of as he notes, this represents more than a fivefold increase in the percentage of aches fired warfare certifications -- percentage of expired warfare certifications in the last five years. that is the ship's ability to fully be prepared to engage in combat. press reporting paints and even bleaker picture. the mccain had experienced expired training certification in six of the 10 key warfare mission areas. the fitzgerald had expired certification in all 10 mission areas. admiraly spencer and richardson, i don't need to tell you that this is troubling and unacceptable. we acknowledge and appreciate the accountability actions of the navy has taken to date. the navy has relieved to commanding officers, a commander and captain, it has issued reprimands, 20 reprimands to other officers and sailors. since august 23, the strike group and fleet comma
operations, and mr. john pendleton, director of defense for structure and readiness issues at the government accountability office. i'd like to take a moment to recognize family members who lost loved ones in the fitzgerald and mccain collisions who are here with us today as our honored guests. from the fitzgerald, eric rooem, the wife of chief petty officer gary reem. steven ritzco and show know douglas parents and brother of petty officer third class shingo douglas. senior chief petty officer victor and carmen shah boy yn -- sa buyian, and they're son luke. parents and growth of petty officer first class carlosvictor sa buy on. wayne and nikki rigsby, father and stepmother of seaman dakota rigsby. darryl martin, chief -- father of petty officer first class xavier martin. and from the mccain, jennifer simon, wife of petty officer first class kevin bushel, and his mother karen bushel, along with her wife anne shane. rachel economiels, mother of metty officer secretary class timothy ekels, teresa and austin palmer, mother and brother of petty office every second class logan palmer.
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