The following is Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson’s new long range guidance for the U.S. Navy: A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority. Read More
The Chinese Luyang II-class guided missile destroyer Jinan (DDG 152), top, the Jiangkai-class frigate Yiyang (FFG 548), the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), center, the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55), bottom, steam in formation during a passing exercise on Nov. 7, 2015, in the Atlantic Ocean. US Navy photo.
Three Chinese warships arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday for a multiday port visit and relationship-building event, the latest in a series of goodwill visits with Western navies. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on Nov. 10, 2015. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is facing a “four-plus-one” threat environment and needs to adapt its technology development and operating concepts to balance these various threats, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said Monday at the U.S. Naval Institute’s Defense Forum Washington. Read More
Adm. John Richardson attends the 10th Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS) for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries in Venice, Italy on Oct, 22 2015. US Navy Photo
The military leaders of the U.S. and Chinese navies held a video teleconference on Thursday to discuss South China Sea naval and freedom of navigation operations that have inflamed the Chinese government, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) conduct a man-overboard drill on Sept. 28, 2015 in the South China Sea. US Navy Photo
A recent U.S. Navy freedom of navigation mission in South China Sea was not limited to China’s artificial islands. Read More
Chief Of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, address Sailors during an all-hands call in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Oct. 15, 2015. US Navy Photo
The new U.S. Chief of Naval Operations said potential U.S. Navy freedom of navigation missions in the South China Sea are not meant to provoke nations but rather “part of exercising international rights in international waters.” Read More
Outgoing Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, left, and incoming CNO Adm. John Richardson, right, congratulate each other during the change of command ceremony. USNI News photo.
Adm. John Richardson took the helm of the U.S. Navy from former chief of naval operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert in a change of command and retirement ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday. Read More
Adm. John Richardson and Lt. Gen. Robert Neller
The Senate voted to confirm Adm. John Richardson and Lt. Gen. Robert Neller for the top positions in the Navy and the Marine Corps both services announced late Wednesday night. Read More
Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN-785) on Aug 1, 2015. US Navy Photo
The Navy commissioned its latest Virginia-class nuclear attack boat in a Saturday ceremony honoring its namesake, former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy John Warner. Read More
Adm. John Richardson during his July 30, 2015 nomination hearing for the position of Chief of Naval Operations.
The presumptive next head of the Navy called the billions in cost growth for the service’s next generation aircraft carrier program “unacceptable” during his Thursday nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Read More