Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: “The AAV Mishap Investigation: How to Build a Culture of Safety to Avoid Preventable Training Accidents”
Monday, May 3, 2021
(11:00am ET – Virtual via WebEx – Open)
Purpose: An unclassified hearing with representatives from the Navy and Marine Corps to discuss in detail the results of the investigation into the July 2020 AAV mishap that led to the loss of nine service members. The witnesses will also discuss how to adapt the findings of this investigation into systemic changes that lower the risk of preventable mishaps and build a culture of safety in the Surface Navy and Marine Corps.
Panel 1
Peter Vienna
Father of Navy Corpsman Christopher “Bobby” Gnem
Peter Ostrovsky
Father of Pfc. Jack Ostrovsky
Panel 2
General Gary L. Thomas
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Vice Admiral Roy Kitchener
Naval Surface Forces
Major General Gregg P. Olson
Staff Director of the Marine Corps