Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Rick Cheeseman has paused a Navy Recruiting Command order that would have had recruiters work six days a week. Read More
The Navy exceeded retention goals for Fiscal Year 2022 and is on track to beat them in Fiscal Year 2023, according to data from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel obtained by USNI News. Read More
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
The Navy, like the other military branches, spent 2022 facing a bleak recruiting environment, one that is expected to be harder in 2023. Over the past year, the sea service introduced several new policies, from increasing age limits to new billet programs, aimed at getting new sailors and keeping the ones already in the Navy. Read More
A Navy pilot program announced Thursday will temporarily suspend enlisted high-year tenure for two years, allowing more people to stay in the sea service. Read More
This story has been updated to correct that the screening board creates the list of eligible E-8 sailors.
Senior enlisted sailors will now advance to new positions through a billet-based promotion system, the Navy announced Tuesday. Read More
James Honea became the latest master chief petty officer of the Navy during a change of office ceremony held at the Naval Academy last week.
The Navy is canceling early separation programs and encouraging delayed separation as it aims to retain more sailors, especially in sea billets. Read More
The admiral in charge of the Pentagon’s joint force development office has been nominated to lead U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Department of Defense. Read More
The senior enlisted sailor at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has been selected to be the Navy’s 16th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), the service announced on Thursday. Read More
The Navy’s senior enlisted leader is under investigation for alleged misconduct, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More