Tag Archives: Adm. Mike Gilday

Naval Safety Command To Manage Risks Through Accountability, Commander Says

Naval Safety Command To Manage Risks Through Accountability, Commander Says

Firefighters from Commander, Navy Region Japan Emergency Services board the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) during integrated training with America sailors to fight a fire in an industrial maintenance environment on April 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

Accountability is key to managing risks across all the communities in the Navy and Marine Corps, the admiral heading the sea service’s newly established safety command said Thursday. Read More

Navy, Marines Need to Retool Training to Meet Threat of China's Rapid Military Expansion, Service Leaders Say

Navy, Marines Need to Retool Training to Meet Threat of China’s Rapid Military Expansion, Service Leaders Say

Marine Corps Recruit Richard Jenkins with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, challenges an obstacle during a bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 23, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The speed China has expanded its military has changed the way the Navy and Marine Corps must approach training, service leadership said during a panel at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Tuesday. Read More

‘Ghost Fleet’ Hulls Moving Toward Completely Unmanned Operations

‘Ghost Fleet’ Hulls Moving Toward Completely Unmanned Operations

USVs Ranger and Nomad unmanned vessels underway in the Pacific Ocean near the Channel Islands on July 3, 2021. US Navy Photo

The pair of Ghost Fleet ships the Navy and the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office are using as testbeds to prove large autonomous vessels can operate effectively at sea are slowly moving toward completely unmanned operations. Read More

Two More ‘Ghost Fleet’ Unmanned Test Ships to Join Fleet Next Year

Two More ‘Ghost Fleet’ Unmanned Test Ships to Join Fleet Next Year

USVs Ranger and Nomad unmanned vessels underway in the Pacific Ocean near the Channel Islands on July 3, 2021. US Navy Photo

The next pair of ships slated for the Navy and the Pentagon’s test program for autonomous ships are under construction on the Gulf Coast and set to join the service next year, defense officials told reporters on Tuesday. Read More

Acting SECNAV Harker: Navy in Favor of Accelerating Shipyard Revitalization Plan

Acting SECNAV Harker: Navy in Favor of Accelerating Shipyard Revitalization Plan

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) prepares to pull into Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. in 2017. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct the committee acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker was testifying in front of.

The Navy welcomes the chance to speed up its 20-year effort to revitalize the nation’s public shipyards, the service’s acting secretary said today. Read More

CNO Visits Aircraft Carrier Nimitz as CSG Nears End of Nearly 11 Months Away From Home

CNO Visits Aircraft Carrier Nimitz as CSG Nears End of Nearly 11 Months Away From Home

Lt. Cmdr. Nick Stoner, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, discusses unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) capabilities with Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday at Naval Base Point Loma, Feb. 23, 2020. Gilday visited Sailors from the EODGRU-1 enterprise to see how Navy EOD is evolving operational concepts and investing in capabilities to build a more agile and resilient fleet. US Navy photo.

When the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulls into its homeport at Bremerton, Wash., in the coming days, the ship and crew will mark the end of a deployment cycle away from home stretching some 341 days – not quite a record-setter, but still one for the history books. Read More