[Letters from Citizens of California to Anthony Principi - August 2005] Page: 1 of 3
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WiSEC (760) 446-5748P. 1
PO Box 2338
Ridgecrest, CA 93556
The Honorable Anthony Principi, Chair
Base Closure and Realignment Commission
2521 South Clark Street, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202
Dear Mr. Principi:
During my over thirty years of work at China Lake, most of the time in leadership
positions, I frequently had to ask myself why the acquisition process in the Navy
was so widely distributed. When in May this year SECDEF announced the
recommendations for BRAC 2005 1 was pleasantly surprised about the plan to
create three RDAT&E centers. Based on my experience I expect substantial
efficiencies resulting from the proposed realignments.
I wish to express my strong support for the BRAC recommendations made by the
Secretary of Defense to create a Naval Integrated Weapons and Armaments
RDAT&E Center at China Lake and to realign the Sensors, Electronic Warfare
and Electronics RDAT&E from Point Mugu to China Lake. These forward looking
recommendations fully support the Secretary's goals to position the country's
base infrastructure to meet our armed forces transformation needs for the 21"
At the NAS China Lake the Navy owns vast land and facility resources based on
tasking and staffing in the early 90ies. It is only logical to put them to full use
again. I hope that logic and not "pork" will prevail.
I urge your full approval of SECDEF recommendations regarding the creation of
a Naval Integrated Weapons & Armaments Research, Development &
Acquisition Center at China Lake.
Guenter Winkler /Y
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