Tag Archives: Adm. Christopher Grady

New Fleet Forces Commander Caudle Says Navy ‘Will Own the Atlantic’

New Fleet Forces Commander Caudle Says Navy ‘Will Own the Atlantic’

Adm. Daryl Caudle, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) delivers his personal remarks after relieving Adm. Christopher W. Grady,aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), Dec. 7, 2021. US Navy Photo

ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH – The incoming head of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic fleet said his command will continue to prepare ships and sailors that will take on a renewed threat from across the sea. Read More

Fleet Forces CO Grady Nominated to be Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Fleet Forces CO Grady Nominated to be Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, speaks to assembled leaders on Oct. 26, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with the official nomination announcement from the Pentagon.

The White House has nominated the current commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command to serve in the number two position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USNI News has learned. Read More

Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Hyten Concerned About Potential Gap in Position When He Leaves Next Month

Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Hyten Concerned About Potential Gap in Position When He Leaves Next Month

U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Department of Defense staff members during a memorial observance in honor of those who were lost during 9/11 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 10, 2021. US Army Photo

The outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is concerned ongoing work on electronic warfare could stall if there’s a gap between his November retirement and a successor assuming the number-two position in the Pentagon. Read More

UPDATED: White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant; U.S. Fleet Forces Commander, Deputy

UPDATED: White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant; U.S. Fleet Forces Commander, Deputy

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith(left), Vice Admiral Daryl Caudle (center), Vice Admiral James Kilby (right)

This post has been updated to include the nomination of Lt. Gen. Eric Smith to serve as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for combat development and integration has been tapped to serve as the second-highest-ranking officer in the service, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Meanwhile, the current head of the Navy’s Atlantic submarine force and the current head of the service’s requirements office have been nominated to lead U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Read More

UPDATED: Adm. Grady: Redesignation to Atlantic Fleet May Have Implications for Homeland Defense Mission

UPDATED: Adm. Grady: Redesignation to Atlantic Fleet May Have Implications for Homeland Defense Mission

USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) fires an SM-3 missile during exercise Formidable Shield 2019. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include clarification and additional information from U.S. Fleet Forces Command about the redesignation to Atlantic Fleet, and to include the memo authorizing the redesignation.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command is moving forward with its redesignation to U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite announced last month. But while in some ways it’s just a name change, it has raised questions about how homeland defense is carried out, Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Chris Grady said today. Read More

Joint Chiefs Vice Chair John Hyten Expected to Retire Next Year; Shortest Tenure in Job Since 2007

Joint Chiefs Vice Chair John Hyten Expected to Retire Next Year; Shortest Tenure in Job Since 2007

United States Air Force Academy cadets listen and ask questions with Gen. John Hyten at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Sept. 8, 2020. US Air Force Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is set to step down from the number-two leadership role in the Pentagon next year without seeking a renomination for the postion, USNI News has learned. Read More