Category Archives: Military Personnel

Berger Takes Command of Marine Corps, Neller Reflects on 45 Years of Service

Berger Takes Command of Marine Corps, Neller Reflects on 45 Years of Service

Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green presents the battle color of the Marine Corps to 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller, who in turned passed the flag and command of the service over to 38th Commandant Gen. David Berger. The change of command took place July 11, 2019, at Marine Barracks Washington. USNI News photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gen. David Berger today took command of a Marine Corps that has begun a transition to a fighting force preparing for high-end modern warfare. Outgoing Commandant Gen. Robert Neller reflected during the change of command ceremony that the service scarcely resembles what it was when he was commissioned in 1975 and in many ways looks different from the corps he took command of four years ago. Read More

Navy Faces Time Crunch in Nominating Moran Replacement for CNO Job

Navy Faces Time Crunch in Nominating Moran Replacement for CNO Job

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to command master chiefs from around the Navy at the 2019 Leadership Mess Symposium on March 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy has just weeks to find a new nominee to lead the service, as the Senate has a long list of defense nominees to consider – including the top two positions in the Pentagon – and a five-week recess coming up in early August. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 8, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 8, 2019

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 8, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment

CNO Nominee Moran Will Retire from Navy Amidst Questions From SECNAV on Judgment

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran speaks to command master chiefs from around the Navy at the 2019 Leadership Mess Symposium on March 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

The admiral confirmed to lead the U.S. Navy starting next month will instead step aside from assuming the chief of naval operations job and retire, service officials confirmed to USNI News on Sunday night. Read More

Naval Test Pilot School Adds New Focus on Unmanned Aircraft

Naval Test Pilot School Adds New Focus on Unmanned Aircraft

An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle, top, conducts laser designation of an AGM-114 Hellfire missile for an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) off the coast of San Clemente Island.

The Navy just graduated its first class of unmanned aerial vehicle test pilots from a new course designed to apply the lessons of manned test pilot programs to UAVs Read More

More U.S. Navy Personnel Deployed to Middle East Than Anywhere Else

More U.S. Navy Personnel Deployed to Middle East Than Anywhere Else

Quartermaster Seaman Gabriel Carillo, from San Diego, Calif., assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4), stands watch on the bridge. June 21, 2019. US Navy Photo

At a time of increased tensions between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. Navy has more personnel deployed to the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, USNI News has learned. Read More