Lt. Cmdr. Michael Kiser


LCDR Kiser is a surface warfare officer assigned to the Joint Staff J7. He is the former commanding officer of the USS Sirocco (PC-6).


Three Things the Navy Can Do to Improve Safe Navigation

By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Kiser 2017-06-25 16:57:32

Recent mishaps at sea have demonstrated there is considerable room for improvement on the bridges of U.S. Navy warships. While changes are needed and will help improve safety at sea, there is nothing that will keep a ship safe if the officer of the deck, the captain, or the rest of the watch team fail to comply with the “Rules of the Road” or ignore the ordinary practice of seamanship. However, ensuring the bridge team has the best tools, skills,...

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