How Will I Know?

[Post by Chuck Krugh, June 2, 2023] I like to use some of these blogs to address the questions that I’m asked when I’m out on the deckplates. Writing about them here provides everyone with the same information, which is important. A popular question is, “How will I know we are doing better?” On the Read More >

Memorial Day

[Post by Chuck Krugh, May 25, 2023] As we approach the first big holiday of the summer season, Memorial Day, I wanted to take a few minutes to remember the importance of this occasion. Memorial Day is the day that we remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Read More >

Time Is Seductive

[Post by Chuck Krugh, May 19, 2023] When I get asked, “What was the biggest adjustment moving from aviation to shipbuilding?” my answer always involves time. The difference in cycle time duration between the two industries seems vastly different. The difference lies in the cycle time of the build – airplanes are short cycle and Read More >

It Doesn’t Cost Anything…

[Post by Chuck Krugh, May 15, 2023] I wanted to take a break from the blog themes on leadership, pride in your work and commitment and write about a topic that a BIW worker sent me a note about a several weeks ago. The person suggested that I write a blog about Shipyard Etiquette, and Read More >

Honoring Our Team

[Post by Chuck Krugh, May 5, 2023] This year we restarted the Service Recognition program for BIW. It is important that we recognize our team’s dedication and commitment to our company. If it wasn’t for the work that each of you does every day, our company wouldn’t produce the high-quality ships that our Navy needs Read More >

Manager vs. Leader

[Post by Chuck Krugh, April 28, 2023] Are you a leader or a manager? Are they the same thing? Can you be both? If you are a good leader, does that mean that you’re a good manager? Is the reverse true? That may be too many questions all at once, but they are important and Read More >

Are You Helping BIW Stand Apart?

[Post by Chuck Krugh, April 21, 2023] Giving my best effort in anything I do has always been important to me. I take pride in my job and in a job well done. I enjoy looking at the finished product and considering what it took to accomplish it. I usually find myself critiquing my work, Read More >

Do You Own It?

[Post by Chuck Krugh, April 14, 2023] In March, I spent some time talking to several levels of the leadership in our company about the General Dynamics business model and how we at BIW function within that model. I started each discussion by presenting a diagram that I put together about 20 years ago that Read More >

Pride in Your Work

[Post by Chuck Krugh, April 7, 2023] This week, I want to talk about what I believe should be an important aspect of our individual career paths – pride in what you do. As you all know, the trade I started my career in was not shipbuilding. Using my training from the Army, I built Read More >


[Post by Chuck Krugh, April 3, 2023] Commitment is a measure of dedication or engagement to a cause. In our case, the cause is our mission to deliver high-quality ships to our Navy so they can keep our country and families safe. There is not a better cause or mission for a company than ours. Read More >