Readers of this blog, that’s who.
The RFQ contract has been awarded. And, just as we predicted here, before the time for submitting bids had closed, LMI was awarded the contract. How is it we knew that LMI was wired to get the contract? Because LMI employees were talking about it before the bids were due.
Here’s what else we are hearing: The result of the study is also wired. The result will be a recommendation that sea year on commercial vessels be ended and that Military Sealift Command be tasked with taking on most, if not all, of sea year training for the Academy. In fact, two sources in government are telling us that MSC has already been asked to determine what the cost would be to train 200 Academy midshipmen at a time.
I’ll have some thoughts as to how the regiment of midshipmen can steer this ship back on the proper track in the days to follow.