Category Archives: Military Personnel

Support For Low-Yield Nukes On Subs Splits Along Party Lines

Support For Low-Yield Nukes On Subs Splits Along Party Lines

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSGN-726) with its missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities.

The question of whether to authorize the Navy to deploy ballistic submarines with low-yield nuclear warheads caused a House Armed Services subcommittee to approve its Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorize Act mark on a rare party-line vote.

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Vice. Adm. John Nowell Sworn In As New CNP

Vice. Adm. John Nowell Sworn In As New CNP

Rear Adm. John B. Nowell (right) is promoted to the rank of vice admiral by Rear Adm. Jamie Sands during a ceremony at the Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Naval Station Great Lakes. Navy Photo

Vice Adm. John Nowell was sworn in as the 59th Chief of Naval Personnel last week, taking charge of a community amid a dramatic recruitment and retention push.

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Navy Must Retain 80 Percent of First-Term Sailors Annually to Grow Fleet

Navy Must Retain 80 Percent of First-Term Sailors Annually to Grow Fleet

Cmdr. Pavao Huldisch, head of the Air department aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), addresses sailors on the flight deck during a department quarters on Nov. 23, 2018. US Navy Photo

This post was updated with additional re-enlistment information.

The Navy needs to retain for the foreseeable future close to 80 percent of its first-term sailors reaching the end of their initial enlistment contracts if it hopes to meet staffing requirements of its growing fleet, the service’s personnel chief told lawmakers on Thursday.

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