Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly is canceling review boards for three SEAL officers that could have stripped them of their special operations status, according to a late Wednesday statement provided to USNI News. Read More
Category Archives: Special Operations Forces
Navy Formally Cancels Gallagher Trident Review Board; Decision On 3 Other SEAL Boards Still Pending
Acting on orders from Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and President Trump, the Navy has formally canceled the SEAL-led review board that would have evaluated if Chief Edward Gallagher would remain a SEAL, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
UPDATED: SECNAV Denies Resignation Threat Over Gallagher Trident Review Board
This post has been updated with additional comments from the Navy and SECNAV Spencer.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer denied he threatened to resign his office over President Trump’s intervention into a Naval Special Warfare Command review board that could strip SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher of his Naval Special Warfare rating. Read More
UPDATED: President Trump Tweets to Stop Gallagher Trident Review Board
This post has been updated with a statement from Navy spokesman Rear Adm. Charlie Brown.
President Trump told the Navy not to continue with a review board that could have stripped SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher of his Naval Special Warfare designation ahead of his planned retirement via a Thursday morning tweet. Read More
Pentagon Falling Behind in Using Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The United States military is falling behind in the race to use artificial intelligence to box adversaries into warfighting corners, the former head of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command said on Tuesday. Read More
Navy EOD Exercising In Alaska to Test Unmanned Systems in Frigid Temps
The Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community is looking to leverage nearly two decades of expertise gained in the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts in Iraq and apply them to helping the Navy gain sea control and beach access in a future high-end, near-peer adversary type of fight. Read More
‘We Have a Problem’: Letter from Naval Special Warfare Command CO to Force
The following is the July 25, 2019 letter from Naval Special Warfare commander Rear Adm. Collin Green to the members of Naval Special Warfare command. Read More
SEAL Sentenced to a Year of Confinement for Hazing Death of Logan Melgar
A U.S. Navy SEAL pled guilty to charges related to the hazing death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar and was sentenced to one year of confinement.
Berger: Marine Corps May Have to Shrink to Afford Modernization, Readiness Goals
CAPITOL HILL – The next commandant may need to reduce the size of the Marine Corps and focus on a smaller number of priority missions, to ensure that the service can stay ready to meet its requirements under the National Defense Strategy in a resource-constrained budget. Read More
Marines Identify Raider Killed Following Training Accident
THE PENTAGON — The Marines have identified the Raider who died from injuries he suffered during an April 13 training accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command announced on Monday. Read More