Category Archives: Military Personnel

SECNAV Mabus to Marines: Boot Camp Gender Integration Will be Gradual, Not Lower Standards

SECNAV Mabus to Marines: Boot Camp Gender Integration Will be Gradual, Not Lower Standards

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – As 1,000 Marines watched and listened attentively, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told them that, with support from Marine Corps leaders, gender integration “will be pretty seamless.” Read More

Unauthorized Fireworks, Unlawful Gambling on USS Bainbridge Leads to Relief of Leadership Triad

Unauthorized Fireworks, Unlawful Gambling on USS Bainbridge Leads to Relief of Leadership Triad

Former Bainbridge CO Cmdr. Sean Ronger, XO Cmdr. Brandon Murray and CMC Richard Holmes were releieved from their roles on the ship on April 8, 2016, sources tell USNI News

Former Bainbridge CO Cmdr. Sean Ronger, XO Cmdr. Brandon Murray and CMC Richard Holmes were relieved from their jobs on the ship April 8, 2016, according to the service

The senior leadership of the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) – the ship best known for its role in the 2009 M/V Maersk Alabama piracy incident off Somalia – was relieved on Friday for tolerating gambling and storage of unauthorized fireworks on its last deployment, USNI News has learned. Read More

The Basics: How the U.S. Marines Fight

The Basics: How the U.S. Marines Fight

U.S. Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group One, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit wade ashore from a landing craft. US Navy Photo

U.S. Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group One, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit wade ashore from a landing craft. US Navy Photo

The Basics is the new USNI News video feature in which our staff takes on fundamental concepts, jobs and missions inside the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and breaks them down for those who might not be as familiar with the ins and outs of the Sea Services. This month we explain the building blocks of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, with Col. Patrick Keane, the Deputy Director of the MAGTF Staff Training Program at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Read More

NAVSEA On ‘Road to Recovery’ To Rebuilding Naval Shipyard Workforce

NAVSEA On ‘Road to Recovery’ To Rebuilding Naval Shipyard Workforce

An undated photo of a worker at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. US Navy Photo

An undated photo of a worker at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. US Navy Photo

The Naval Sea Systems Command “is well down the road to recovery” in rebuilding the Navy’s shipyard civilian workforce, but there is a bow wave of experience that was lost three years ago—through a long hiring and pay freeze and across-the-board cuts to facilities—that it has to overcome, the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support subcommittee was told Tuesday. Read More