US Navy Fires Program Manager for Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Ford | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Navy Fires Program Manager for Troubled Aircraft Carrier USS Ford

The US Navy has fired the head of its USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier program. The warship is far behind schedule and over budget, plagued with malfunctioning systems and costly repairs even though it has yet to be commissioned in the Navy.

Capt. Ron Rutan has been removed as head of the Ford’s program office, according to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA), which announced his transfer to its office last week. The Ford program will now be headed by Capt. Brian Metcalf, who previously oversaw the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock program, USNI News reported.

NAVSEA spokesman Rory O’Connor told USNI News the Ford program needed to seize “the opportunity to recharge and allow for fresh eyes on upcoming challenges.”

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