Changes in The Navy The United States Navy is the best navy in the world hands-down. It is the largest navy in the world, with a battle fleet tonnage that is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The Navy has 318,406 personnel on active duty and 108,718 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 288 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft. With all of those people, ships, and aircraft, its hard to listen to everyone and be able to make the changes that sailors want. The United States Navy is a great navy, but it is not without flaws. I have been in the Navy for about four years, and through out the years I have seen many things that I would like to change. If I had the power or
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For one, most sailors' homes are not in the same area as where they are stationed at so they have to do some sort of traveling to get there. If a sailor is only given two and a half days of leave time a month, he/she would have to save up at least half a years' worth of leave just to take about a week-long leave period. I would increase the number of days awarded to at least three and a half days a month so that sailors would not have to wait long periods of time just to save up enough days to see their loved ones.
There is a lot of great things about the United States Navy, many that I would never change like its traditions and culture. However, there are some things that need to be changed that I am sure many sailors would agree with. If I had the power to make these big changes being in the Navy would be a different, more enjoyable experience for all future and present