Admiral Kevin D. Scott, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, discussed the core objective of BA-12 from his point of view. On his wall, he has the famous quote from President Theodore Roosevelt delivered in a speech at the Sorbonne, Paris France, where the striving for excellence and achieving the difficult is the goal the leadership team focuses upon, not naysing and negativism.
Admiral Scott underscored that the core effort was to bring the USN-USMC and the coalition team together into an enhanced capability to operate from the sea. Re-crafting maneuver warfare from the sea is not just about technology and new capabilities; it is based on a con-ops where collaborative team efforts become seamless.
For an earlier interview with Admiral Scott aboard the USS Wasp during the F-35B sea trials see