Adm. Lisa Franchetti told Senators Thursday that it will “take years to recover from the promotion delays” caused by Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blanket hold on military promotions and nominations. “Just at the three-star level, it would take about three to four months to move all the people around,” she said, as Axios reported.

Franchetti was testifying at her confirmation hearing to become the Navy’s top officer, a confirmation which is also caught up in Tuberville’s blockade.

A report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service said it would take almost 700 hours of voting to consider the promotions and nominations individually, as Task & Purpose reported. At the time the memo was written, there were 273 pending nominations and promotions. DOD said that number has now grown to more than 300.

Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray