"We don't rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our systems" ~James Clear
I spent 12years in the military on nuclear submarines. Every day was training day. If the game day had ever come you wouldn't have read about it in the newspapers because there might not have been any newspapers left to read. A very solemn start to the morning with this one. The point is that although we had one aim for every patrol, the dangers were everywhere. So we had to train for them. Fires, hydraulic bursts, loss of control, reactor scram, the list goes on and on. Then there is the mundane managing food for an 8-week patrol when you are pushed into week 14. As an engineer, we have no shore support. We have to plan what spares we take with us make sure all our documentation is up to date etc because there is no internet no phones no email. My job is not to provide 100% capability to the Captain if that 100% has an impact on availability. There was always a compromise. If like our bodies a piece of equipment is mission-critical then we normally have two fitted. If we cannot have two then we protect the one we have, or we run it at less than maximum to increase its availability.
What's the point Chris?
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