Category Archives: Military Personnel

Navy to Increase Workforce at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Navy to Increase Workforce at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

USS Miami arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine in 2012. US Navy Photo

USS Miami arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine in 2012. US Navy Photo

One of the U.S. largest public shipyards is planning to expand its workforce by 715 in an effort to keep up with worker attrition and looming ship repair workload, according to a Thursday announcement from the shipyard. Read More

A Brief Illustrated History of the Navy Goat

A Brief Illustrated History of the Navy Goat

Bill the Goat leading team in 1970.

Bill the Goat leading team in 1970.

Pacing the sidelines at the weekend’s Army-Navy game will be the U.S. Naval Academy’s famous goat mascot, Bill XXXIII. At first blush, a goat seems to be an unusual mascot for the Navy as opposed to something fiercer and maritime — like a shark or barracuda — but goats have a long history with sailors that led to their revered position at USNA. Read More

U.S. and China Conduct Anti-Piracy Exercise

U.S. and China Conduct Anti-Piracy Exercise

Visit, board, search and seizure team members pull alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104) to practice ship boarding. US Navy Photo

Visit, board, search and seizure team members pull alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104) to practice ship boarding. US Navy Photo

In a rare bilateral exercise, the U.S. and China conducted anti-piracy training off the pirate-prone Gulf of Aden, the Navy said in a Thursday statement. Read More

Document: MCPON's Letter to U.S. Navy Chiefs

Document: MCPON’s Letter to U.S. Navy Chiefs

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens in Bahrain on Nov. 26, 2014. US Navy Photo

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens in Bahrain on Nov. 26, 2014. US Navy Photo

The following is a Dec. 4, 2014 letter from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens on the roles and responsible of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers. Read More

Obama Nominates Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

Obama Nominates Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense

Then Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter briefs the press at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 25, 2013. DoD Photo

Then Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter briefs the press at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 25, 2013. DoD Photo

Barack Obama nominated former deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to lead the Pentagon, during a Friday nomination ceremony in the White House. Read More

Navy Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Chief Petty Officer Title

Navy Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Chief Petty Officer Title

Bill Cosby in 2011 during the presentation of the title Honorary Chief Hospital Corpsman. The Navy pulled the title from Cosby on Dec. 4, 2014. US Navy Photo

Bill Cosby in 2011 during the presentation of the title Honorary Chief Hospital Corpsman. The Navy pulled the title from Cosby on Dec. 4, 2014. US Navy Photo

Following mounting allegations of sexual assault from several women, the U.S. Navy has rescinded a 2011 honorary title bestowed upon entertainer Bill Cosby, according to a Thursday statement. Read More

Interview: U.S. Navy Personnel Chief Worries Over Potential Service Retention Problems

Interview: U.S. Navy Personnel Chief Worries Over Potential Service Retention Problems

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. “Bill” Moran at Recruit Training Command (RTC) on Sept. 12, 2014. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. “Bill” Moran at Recruit Training Command (RTC) on Sept. 12, 2014. US Navy Photo

Employee retention is very much on the mind of the man whom a civilian organizational chart would label as the U.S. Navy’s head of human resources.

Vice Adm. Bill Moran— Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1)—in his 15 months on the job has seen signs of a looming sailor exodus that could be on par to retention woes following the Cold War and just before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More