Category Archives: Surface Forces

New Coast Guard Commandant Fagan Sets Priority on Policy, Personnel

New Coast Guard Commandant Fagan Sets Priority on Policy, Personnel

Adm. Linda Fagan relieves Adm. Karl Schultz as the 27th commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters June 1, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

Adm. Linda Fagan pledged her “highest priority as commandant will be to transform our policy management system” in remarks following her swearing in as the 27th leader of the Coast Guard and the first woman to lead a branch of the armed services. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 2, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 2, 2022

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 June 2, 2022, 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

Will ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Boost Navy Recruiting? History Says Probably Not

Will ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Boost Navy Recruiting? History Says Probably Not

Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete Mitchell filming Top Gun: Maverick. Paramount Photo

“Top Gun: Maverick” is a love letter to American naval aviation and comes as the Navy faces the toughest recruiting environment in a generation. Faced with a dwindling pool of potential sailors, the service could struggle to meet its Fiscal Year 2022 goal of bringing in 40,000 enlisted sailors and 3,800 officers into the sea service. But if history is any guide, the sequel to the naval aviation blockbuster might not do much to bring in new recruits. Read More