Category Archives: Military Personnel

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

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Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

A senior Navy supply officer intends to plead guilty to one federal count of making a false statement as part of the ongoing and sweeping bribery and corruption investigation into the Glenn Defense Marine Asia group, the officer told USNI News in a phone interview on Thursday. Read More

Analysis: Defeating ISIS Remains Daunting Task

Analysis: Defeating ISIS Remains Daunting Task

ISIS forces in Iraq

ISIS forces in Iraq

It has been nearly three years since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul and advanced rapidly through a number of major population centers in northern Iraq, triggering a major U.S.-led internationalization of the conflict between the jihadist group and the myriad opponents to its attempt to establish territorial supremacy in Iraq and Syria. Read More

Fanta Tapped To Be New Director of Warfare Integration; Boxall Will Take Over N96

Fanta Tapped To Be New Director of Warfare Integration; Boxall Will Take Over N96

Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, commander of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, speaks during an all hands call in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in December 2014. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, commander of the John C. Stennis Strike Group, speaks during an all hands call in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in December 2014. US Navy photo.

The Navy announced today that surface warfare director (OPNAV N96) Rear Adm. Peter Fanta will become the new director of warfare integration (N9I), with Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall taking over as the new N96. Read More

Coast Guard Adm. Michel Promoted As Vice Commandant Billet Becomes A Four-Star Job

Coast Guard Adm. Michel Promoted As Vice Commandant Billet Becomes A Four-Star Job

Adm. Paul Zukunft (right), commandant of the Coast Guard, administers the oath of office to Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard at the conclusion of a ceremony at the Douglas Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2016. US Coast Guard photo. Following passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, the president nominated Michel for promotion from vice admiral to admiral to align the Coast Guard’s leadership structure to that of the other armed services. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Kyle Niemi

Adm. Paul Zukunft (right), commandant of the Coast Guard, administers the oath of office to Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, as his wife, Claudia Michel, watches during a ceremony at the Douglas Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2016. US Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Michel was promoted to the rank of admiral on Wednesday, giving the Coast Guard two four-stars atop the chain of command just like the rest of the services. Read More

Moran Becomes 39th Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Burke Replaces Him as CNP

Moran Becomes 39th Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Burke Replaces Him as CNP

Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran is piped aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in San Diego on Jan. 7, 2016, where he held an all hands call during his first stop on a Pacific Fleet tour. US Navy photo.

Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran is piped aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in San Diego on Jan. 7, 2016, where he held an all hands call during his first stop on a Pacific Fleet tour. US Navy photo.

Adm. Bill Moran became the 39th vice chief of naval operations today in an informal change of office ceremony at the Pentagon. Read More

Future Navy, Marine Corps Acquisition Will Challenge Cost Estimates, Sustainment Models

Future Navy, Marine Corps Acquisition Will Challenge Cost Estimates, Sustainment Models

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Jason D. Launder, left, an avionics technician and Cpl. Noe L. Munoz, a collateral duty inspector, both with Marine Attack Squadron 311, troubleshoot and replace the landing gear system on an AV-8B Harrier. US Marine Corps Photo

U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Jason D. Launder, left, an avionics technician and Cpl. Noe L. Munoz, a collateral duty inspector, both with Marine Attack Squadron 311, troubleshoot and replace the landing gear system on an AV-8B Harrier. US Marine Corps Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Future weapons acquisition will have to grapple with several challenges as the Navy replaces legacy systems with new ones that may accomplish a mission in drastically different ways –comparing total ownership costs of dissimilar systems, predicting how the fleet may employ these innovative concepts, and building in some agility to react when predictions don’t pan out, Navy leaders said Wednesday at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2016. Read More

UPDATED: Edward Lin Pleads Not Guilty to Espionage Charges

UPDATED: Edward Lin Pleads Not Guilty to Espionage Charges

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin

This post was updated with additional information from Tuesday’s hearing and an updated charge sheet.

The naval flight officer accused of passing secrets to foreign agents and an FBI informant in a sting operation pled not guilty to charges of espionage and mishandling classified information during a Tuesday arraignment in a Norfolk, Va. military court, a U.S. official familiar with the proceedings told USNI News. Read More

Navy to Industry: ‘If You’re Not Open Architecture, You’re Not Relevant’

Navy to Industry: ‘If You’re Not Open Architecture, You’re Not Relevant’

Artist's rendering of open architecture systems on a Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer. AOC Incorporated Image

Artist’s rendering of open architecture systems on an Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer. AOC Incorporated Image

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — The director of the Navy staff told industry “if you’re not open architecture, you’re not relevant” when having to fight in a contested environment so offer the sea services systems that meet that requirement and can be used in a variety of ways. Read More

Vice Adm. Ted Branch: Roles of Electronic and Information Warfare Staring to Blend as Community Matures

Vice Adm. Ted Branch: Roles of Electronic and Information Warfare Staring to Blend as Community Matures

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare. US Navy Photo

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare. US Navy Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy’s senior information warfare officer defined the terrain he is working in as a combination of electronic and cyber warfare with a goal for this year updating the service and joint strategies to create a set of guidance for the community that, “means something.” Read More