Defense News interviews Vice Adm. William Moran, US Chief of Naval Personnel.
The post states: "Over the past decade, each of the military services has decided to trade manpower to pay for modernization in order to stay as ready as possible. The US Navy has been growing much more slowly as it gains manpower back after steep cuts in the 1990s."
"But fundamentally, the budgetary picture remains very uncertain, and putting the right crews in the right jobs without knowing the budgetary picture is a tough task."
"As chief of naval personnel, Vice Adm. William Moran must oversee this complicated balancing act from Washington."