MCPON Stevens Announces Retirement

MCPON Stevens Announces Retirement

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens address midshipmen from the class of 2019 in Alumni Hall the U.S. Naval Academy on Aug. 11, 2015. US Navy

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens address midshipmen from the class of 2019 in Alumni Hall the U.S. Naval Academy on Aug. 11, 2015. US Navy

The Navy’s top enlisted sailor announced he plans to retire later this year according to a statement from the service. Read More

CYBERCOM Head: Working More With Private Sector Goal for Command

CYBERCOM Head: Working More With Private Sector Goal for Command

Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency in 2014. DoD Photo

Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency in 2014. DoD Photo

Working with the private sector is the “next big area we need to get into,” the head of U.S. Cyber Command Adm. Michael Rogers told the House Armed Services Emerging Threat and Capabilities Subcommittee on Wednesday. Read More

CNO Richardson, Who Will Make Final Review Of Farsi Island Investigation, Says Iranian Actions Violated Law

CNO Richardson, Who Will Make Final Review Of Farsi Island Investigation, Says Iranian Actions Violated Law

Riverine sailors detained by IRGCN forces on Jan. 12, 2016 off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.

Riverine sailors detained by IRGCN forces on Jan. 12, 2016 off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is awaiting the findings of a U.S. 5th Fleet investigation into the boarding and seizure of two Navy riverine command boats in January, but he told senators this week ahead of the investigation’s conclusion that Iran’s actions violated international law. Read More

VCNO Michelle Howard: Navy Paying Down Readiness Debt Slower Than it Would Like

VCNO Michelle Howard: Navy Paying Down Readiness Debt Slower Than it Would Like

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard speaks to students and faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2015. US Army Photo

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard speaks to students and faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2015. US Army Photo

What it came down to for senior service leaders in a Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support subcommittee hearing was having more missions than money, and what resources had to be moved around to pay for current operations. Read More

Essay: An Open Letter to the Next Secretary of the Navy

Essay: An Open Letter to the Next Secretary of the Navy

Flag of the U.S. Secretary of the Navy

Flag of the U.S. Secretary of the Navy

You are out there somewhere. Perhaps you are currently serving in a senior national security position. You may be advising one of the current presidential candidates on defense policy. You could be a leader in industry, or academia. You may be working at a think-tank or serving as an elected or appointed official in state or federal government.

You are the next Secretary of The Navy. Read More

Skunk Works Head: Navy Should Consider A Flying Wing Design for MQ-XX Stingray

Skunk Works Head: Navy Should Consider A Flying Wing Design for MQ-XX Stingray

An artist's concept of a proposed unmanned carrier vehicle design. Lockheed Martin Image

An artist’s concept of a proposed unmanned carrier vehicle design. Lockheed Martin Image

ARLINGTON, Va. — To meet the Navy’s new set of requirements for its unmanned MQ-XX Stingray carrier tanker, the service should consider a design that could expand into a stealthy, high-end strike platform, the head of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works told reporters on Tuesday. Read More